Traveling Luck for Jersey. Jersey, Europe

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Jersey is located in Western Europe, island in the English Channel, northwest of France.

Land in Jersey is gently rolling plain with low, rugged hills along north coast.

Channel Islander land covers an area of 116 square kilometers which is about two-thirds the size of Washington, DC

Channel Islander flag Channel Islander national flag (Flag of Jersey)

As for the Channel Islander climate; temperate; mild winters and cool summers.

Channel Islander(s) speak English 94.5% (official), Portuguese 4.6%, other 0.9% (2001 census).

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Regions of Jersey

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.

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Country Profile for Jersey

Jersey's economy is based on international financial services, agriculture, and tourism. In 1996, the finance sector accounted for about 60% of the island's output. Potatoes, 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. Tourism 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. Light taxes and death duties make the island a popular tax haven. Living standards come close to those of the UK.

Channel Islander natural resources include arable land

largest and southernmost of Channel Islands; about 30% of population concentrated in Saint Helier

Channel Islander religion is Anglican, Roman Catholic, Baptist, Congregational New Church, Methodist, Presbyterian.

Natural hazards in Jersey include NA.