Bailiwick of Jersey
Anthem: God Save the Queen (official)
Island Home (official) a
Location of Jersey (dark green)
and largest city
|Recognised regional languages||Jèrriais|
|Ethnic groups |
• Administative separation from mainland Normandy
9 May 1945
|118.2 km2 (45.6 sq mi) (227th)|
• Water (%)
• 2013 100,000 estimate
|819/km2 (2,121.2/sq mi) (13thc)|
|GDP (PPP)||2005 estimate|
|$5.1 billion (166th)|
• Per capita
|Currency||Pound sterlingd (GBP)|
• Summer (DST)
|Patron saint||St. Helier|
|ISO 3166 code||JE|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jersey.|
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.
Politics[change | change source]
Jersey is divided into 12 parishes which elect their own administration.
References[change | change source]
- "Development of a Cultural Strategy for the Island". Statesassembly.gov.je. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
- Bulletin 2: Place of birth, ethnicity, length of residency, marital status.
- "2011 census results". Gov.je. 8 December 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
- "Jersey rejects time-zone change". BBC News. 16 October 2008. Retrieved 18 October 2008.
Other websites[change | change source]
- About Jersey (Visitors' guide)
- Les Pâraîsses d'Jèrri en Jèrriais (map of parishes, coat-of-arms, and history)
- States of Jersey (Jersey government's website)
- BBC Jersey
- Jersey History
- This is Jersey (Local Portal)
- Jersey Insight (Local Portal)
- CIA World Factbook information about Jersey
- Map of Jersey