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Bailiwick of Jersey

  • Bailliage de Jersey  (French)
  • Bailliage dé Jèrri  (Narom)
Flag of Jersey
Coat of arms
Anthem: God Save the Queen  (official)
Island Home  (official) a
Location of  Jersey  (dark green)
Location of  Jersey  (dark green)
and largest city
Saint Helier
49°11.4′N 2°6.6′W / 49.1900°N 2.1100°W / 49.1900; -2.1100
Official languages
Recognised regional languagesJèrriais[1]
Ethnic groups
GovernmentCrown dependencyb
• Duke
Elizabeth II
Stephen Dalton
• Bailiff
Michael Birt
Ian Gorst
• Administative separation from mainland Normandy

• Liberation from German occupation

9 May 1945
• Total
118.2 km2 (45.6 sq mi) (227th)
• Water (%)
• 2013 100,000 estimate
97,857[3] (199th)
• Density
819/km2 (2,121.2/sq mi) (13thc)
GDP (PPP)2005 estimate
• Total
$5.1 billion (166th)
• Per capita
$57,000 (6th)
CurrencyPound sterlingd (GBP)
Time zoneGMTe
• Summer (DST)
Driving sideleft
Calling code+44
Patron saintSt. Helier
ISO 3166 codeJE
  1. by Gerard Le Feuvre; official for occasions when distinguishing anthem required.
  2. Parliamentary democracy under constitutional monarchy.
  3. Rank based on population density of Channel Islands, i.e. including the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
  4. The States of Jersey issue their own sterling notes and coins (see Jersey pound).
  5. In a referendum on 16 October 2008, voters rejected a proposal to adopt Central European Time by 72.4%.[4]

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 one hundred and six 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 | change 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Development of a Cultural Strategy for the Island". Retrieved 31 May 2011.
  2. Bulletin 2: Place of birth, ethnicity, length of residency, marital status.
  3. "2011 census results". 8 December 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
  4. "Jersey rejects time-zone change". BBC News. 16 October 2008. Retrieved 18 October 2008.

Other websites[change | change source]