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A little about Hamilton

Hamilton is not only the capital of Bermuda; it's the beating heart. A picturesque harbor city graced with shops, museums, galleries and gardens, Hamilton is also the hub of international and local businesses. On any given morning you might see commuters in Bermuda shorts traveling to work on scooters, passing each other with a warm "good morning." This juxtaposition of global sophistication and local flavor gives Hamilton its unique charm.

The history of Hamilton

he first European to discover Bermuda was Spanish sea captain Juan de Bermúdez in 1503, after whom the islands are named. He claimed the apparently uninhabited islands for the Spanish Empire. Although he paid two visits to the archipelago, Bermúdez never landed on the islands, because he did not want to risk crossing over the dangerous reef surrounding them. Subsequent Spanish or other European parties are believed to have released pigs there, which had become feral and abundant on the island by the time European settlement began. In 1609, the English Virginia Company, which had established Virginia and Jamestown on the North American continent two years earlier, established a settlement. It was founded in the aftermath of a hurricane, when the crew of the sinking Sea Venture steered the ship onto the reef so they could get ashore. The island was administered as an extension of Virginia by the Company until 1614, when its successor, the Somers Isles Company, took over

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