Jersey

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Bailiwick of Jersey
  • Bailliage de Jersey  (French)
  • Bailliage dé Jèrri  (Norman)
Anthem: God Save the Queen  (official)
Island Home  (official) a
Location of  Jersey  (dark green)
Location of  Jersey  (dark green)
Capital
and largest city
Saint Helier
49°11.401′N 2°06.600′W / 49.190017°N 2.11°W / 49.190017; -2.11
Official languages
Recognised regional languages Jèrriais[1]
Ethnic groups (2011[2])
Government Crown dependencyb
 -  Duke Elizabeth II
 -  Lieutenant Governor John McColl
 -  Bailiff Michael Birt
 -  Chief Minister Ian Gorst
Status British Crown dependency
 -  Administative separation from mainland Normandy
1204 
 -  Liberation from German occupation
9 May 1945 
Area
 -  Total 118.2 km2 (227th)
46.13 sq mi 
 -  Water (%) 0
Population
 -  2013 100,000 estimate 97,857[3] (199th)
 -  Density 819/km2 (13thc)
2,121/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2005 estimate
 -  Total $5.1 billion (166th)
 -  Per capita $57,000 (6th)
Currency Pound sterlingd (GBP)
Time zone GMTe
 -  Summer (DST)  (UTC+1)
Drives on the left
Calling code +44
Patron saint St. Helier
Internet TLD .je
a. by Gerard Le Feuvre; official for occasions when distinguishing anthem required.
b. Parliamentary democracy under constitutional monarchy.
c. Rank based on population density of Channel Islands, i.e. including the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
d. The States of Jersey issue their own sterling notes and coins (see Jersey pound).
e. In a referendum on 16 October 2008, voters rejected a proposal to adopt Central European Time by 72.4%.[4]
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Jersey is an island off the northwest coast of France. It is a crown dependency of the British monarchy. Jersey is called a bailiwick because the person who is the head of law for the island is called the Bailiff. The Bailiwick of Jersey also includes the islands of the Minquiers and Ecréhous, where nobody lives. The other islands of the Channel Islands belong to the Bailiwick of Guernsey. The country code (also used for internet) is JE.

Over ninety-seven thousand people live on the main island. Thirty per cent of them live in its only town, Saint Helier.

Along with English and French, more than two thousand people speak Jèrriais, a dialectal form of the Norman language.

Politics[change | edit source]

The Bailiwick of Jersey is not a part of the United Kingdom or of the European Union. It has its own parliament called the States of Jersey which passes laws for the island.

Jersey is divided into 12 parishes which elect their own administration.

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