Bermuda has nine "Parishes", originally called "Tribes". Each of the nine parishes with the exception of St. George's covers the same land area, (2.31 square miles / 5.97 km2). The Parishes are not administrative divisions, and have no relationship with Bermuda's electoral districts.
Note on pronunciation:
- The "y" in Sandys is silent (though often mispronounced "san-dees", it should be "sands")
- The second "w" in Warwick is not pronounced
Whereas the town of St George's is surrounded by St George's Parish, Hamilton Parish and the city of Hamilton are not close to each other geographically.
Saint George's, the larger of the two municipalities, served as Bermuda's capital until 1815 until the newly established Hamilton replaced it.
Bermuda has two villages (unincorporated urban areas)