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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. Jersey is a British crown dependency but is not part of the UK or of the European Union. However, the UK Government is constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation.


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Geography

Location
Western Europe, island in the English Channel, northwest of France

Geographic coordinates
49 15 N, 2 10 W

Map references
Europe

Area World Ranking: 224
Total 116 sq km
Land 116 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Area - comparative
About two-thirds the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries
0 km

Coastline
70 km

Maritime claims
Territorial sea 3 nm
Exclusive fishing zone 12 nm

Climate
Temperate; mild winters and cool summers

Terrain
Gently rolling plain with low, rugged hills along north coast

Elevation extremes
Lowest point Atlantic Ocean 0 m
Highest point Unnamed elevation 143 m

Natural resources
Arable land

Land use
Arable land NA
Permanent crops NA
Other NA (2005)

Irrigated land
NA

Natural hazards
NA

Environment - current issues
NA

Geography - note
Largest and southernmost of Channel Islands; about 30% of population concentrated in Saint Helier


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  Jersey [ United Kingdom ] (British Crown Dependency):


  GPS points from Jersey [ United Kingdom ] (British Crown Dependency)

Saint Ouens Bay Jersey (general)

Grunes Du Gris-banc Jersey (general)

Noirs Hommes Jersey (general)

Hermitage Rock Jersey (general)

Fort Henry Jersey (general)

La Grese Jersey (general)

L'etac Jersey (general)

La Corbiere Jersey (general)




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