Learn a little about Bermuda and enjoy our flag printables and flag colouring page - perfect for school projects or finding out about the country before a visit!
Yachts in Hamilton Harbour, Bermuda
Some interesting facts about Bermuda...
- Bermuda is a British overseas territory in the North Atlantic. It is a popular tourist spot - and you can see why! As well as tourism, Bermuda has a large offshore insurance industry.
- Bermuda is, surprisingly, made up of 181 islands. The largest island is Main Island.
- Bermuda was named after the Spanish sea captain, Juan de Bermudez, who discovered it in 1503. He claimed the islands for Spain but they weren't settled until 1609 when a British trading company established a base there after a ship-wreck.
- Bermuda is in the hurricane belt, which could be why the legend of the Bermuda Triangle has caught hold. This is a triangular area of sea, with Bermuda at its northern point, in which many airplanes and sea vessels have supposedly disappeared mysteriously and without trace!
- Have you heard of Bermuda shorts? This is one place where wearing shorts to the office instead of a suit, shirt and tie is perfectly acceptable!
About the Bermuda Flag
The Bermuda flag has a Union flag in the top left corner and the Bermudan coat of arms to the right. The coat of arms shows a red lion (as a symbol of England) holding a shield with a picture of a wrecked ship upon it. There is an interesting history behind the wrecked ship. It was the deliberately driven on to the reefs of Bermuda by Admiral Sir George Somers, in 1609, to prevent it from sinking in a storm. The crew survived and settled on Bermuda, which has also been known as the "Somers Isles". The Latin motto under the coat of arms, Quo Fata Ferunt, means “Wherever the Fates Carry Us”.
Our Bermuda Resources
We have four different sizes of the Bermuda flag to print out, ranging from large to tiny! Useful for all sorts of projects and displays, we hope.