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Jersey

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Quick Facts
CapitalSaint Helier
GovernmentNA
CurrencyBritish pound (GBP); note - there is also a Jersey pound
Areatotal: 116 sq km
water: 0 sq km
land: 116 sq km
Population89,775 (July 2002 est.)
LanguageEnglish (official), French (official), Jèrriais spoken in country districts
ReligionAnglican, Roman Catholic, Baptist, Congregational New Church, Methodist, Presbyterian

The island of Jersey is the largest and southernmost of the Channel Islands. It lies in the English Channel, off the coast of Western Europe, northwest of France.

The Bailiwick of Jersey is a self-governing British crown dependency and is not administered by the United Kingdom. The Channel Islands are the last remnants of the Dukedom of Normandy and are considered a separate jurisdiction to the United Kingdom.

This beautiful island is famous for the Jersey Cow and Lilly Langtry.

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Regions

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Map of Jersey
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Cities

  • Saint HelierSaint Helier -- the capital of Jersey. About 30% of population concentrated in Saint Helier.
  • Saint AubinSaint Aubin
  • GoreyGorey
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Understand

Population 
89,775 (July 2002 est.)

Light taxes and death duties make the island a popular offshore finance centre. Tourism, banking and finance, and agriculture, particular dairying, are mainstays of the economy. Produce includes potatoes (Jersey Royals), cauliflower, tomatoes, flowers, beef and dairy products as well as light industrial and electrical goods, and textiles.

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History

The island of Jersey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy that held sway in both France and England. These islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II.

National holiday 
Liberation Day, 9 May (1945)
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Geography

Geographic coordinates 
49 15 N, 2 10 W
Land Area 
116 sq km
Coastline 
70 km
Climate 
temperate; mild winters and cool summers
Terrain 
gently rolling plain with low, rugged hills along north coast
Highest point 
Les Platons 143 m
Natural resources 
arable land
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Get in

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By plane

Airports 
1 (2001) Paved runway:1,524 to 2,437 m (2002) - Jersey Airport in the parish of St. Peter.
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By boat

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Get around

Highways 
577 km (1995)
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By car

The maximum speed limit on the Island is 40mph, with many narrow 'Green Lanes' having a speed limit of 15mph. With a maximum straight-line journey length of some 11 miles, there would seem to be no point in owning and driving high-performance vehicles on the Island. This does not however stop a surprising number of people on the Island from doing so.

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By bus

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Talk

Languages 
English (official, and majority everyday language), French (official for some purposes), Jèrriais (a variety of Norman language) spoken in country districts (Portuguese is widely spoken)
Ethnic groups 
UK and Norman-French descent
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Buy

Economy - overview 
The economy is based largely on international financial services, agriculture, and tourism. Potatoes (Jersey Royals) , cauliflower, tomatoes, and especially flowers are important export crops, shipped mostly to the UK. The Jersey breed of dairy cattle is known worldwide and represents an important export income earner. Milk products go to the UK and other EU countries. In 1996 the finance sector accounted for about 60% of the island's output. Tourism, another mainstay of the economy, accounts for 24% of GDP. In recent years, the government has encouraged light industry to locate in Jersey, with the result that an electronics industry has developed alongside the traditional manufacturing of knitwear. All raw material and energy requirements are imported, as well as a large share of Jersey's food needs.
Electricity - imports 
Electricity supplied by France
Currency 
British pound (GBP); note - there is also a Jersey pound
Currency code 
GBP
Exchange rates 
Jersey pounds per US dollar - 0.6981 (January 2002), 0.6944 (2001), 0.6596 (2000), 0.6180 (1999), 0.6037 (1998), 0.6106 (1997); the Jersey pound is at par with the British pound
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Eat

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Drink

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Sleep

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Learn

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Work

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Stay safe

Legal system 
Jersey law derives from Norman customary law, now supplemented by English law and local statute. United Kingdom law does not automatically apply in Jersey, unless adopted by the parliament, the States of Jersey.
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Stay healthy

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Respect

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Contact

Telephones - main lines in use 
65,500 (1997) The telephone operator is Jersey Telecom
Telephones - mobile cellular 
4,400 (1997) The mobile operator is Jersey Telecom
Telephone system 
general assessment: 3 submarine cables
Radio broadcast stations 
AM NA, FM 1, shortwave 0 (1998)

All major British radio stations plus BBC Radio Jersey and Channel FM 103.7

Television broadcast stations 
2 (1997)
Internet country code 
.je
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) 
Jersey Telecom
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