Bermuda Claims Many Oldest New World Towns
Settled by Northern Europeans

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Bermuda is Home to the
Oldest Northern European Towns
in the New World

The Spanish and Portuguese colonized the Western Hemisphere well before the British and other countries classified as "Northern European."

The Town of St. George, 1612, is the 5th oldest.

Those founded earlier are:

St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, founded in 1497 by the British (oldest North American English settlement)

Port Royal (changed to the current Annapolis Royal) founded in 1605 by the French in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Jamestown, Virginia, founded in 1607 by the British

Quebec City, Canada, founded in 1608 by the French.

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