Jersey
in Northern Europe
Europe

National active POI
Location Summary
Currency and Currency Code:
Pound - GPD
Spoken languages:
English, Portuguese
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: C, G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
ISO 2-Letter code:
JE
Internet top level domain:
.je
Country phone prefix:
+44-1534
Local Time (capital):
Timezone:
UTC/GMT offset: hours

Explore Jersey

Jersey with its capital Saint Helier is located in Europe (Western Europe, island in the English Channel). It covers some 117 square kilometers (about two-thirds the size of Washington, DC) with 98,840 citizens. English and Portuguese are the languages commonly used by the people in Jersey. This country shares no land borders with another country.

Jersey is a self-governing British crown dependency and is not administered by the United Kingdom. High earnings, zero inheritance tax rates and a mild climate make the island a popular offshore finance centre. Tourism, banking and finance, and agriculture, particular dairying, are mainstays of the economy. Produce includes potatoes (Jersey Royals), cauliflower, tomatoes, flowers, beef and dairy products as well as light industrial and electrical goods, and textiles.

Impressions from the Channel Islander capital

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About the country

Website: Jersey Tourism

The landscape is gently rolling plain with low, rugged hills along north coast. The average density of population is about 852 per km². The climate in Jersey can be described as temperate with mild winters and cool summers. Potential threats by nature are very large tidal variation can be hazardous to navigation.

To reach someone Jersey dial +44-1534 prior to a number. The local cellular networks are operated on 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G. Websites typically end with the top level domain ".je". If you want to bring electric appliances (e.g. battery chaarger), keep in min the local 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: C, G). The sign for the locally used currency Pound is GPD.

White with a diagonal red cross extending to the corners of the flag; in the upper quadrant, surmounted by a yellow crown, a red shield with three lions in yellow; according to tradition, the ships of Jersey - in an attempt to differentiate themselves from English ships flying the horizontal cross of St. George - rotated the cross to the "X" (saltire) configuration; because this arrangement still resembled the Irish cross of St. Patrick, the yellow Plantagenet crown and Jersey coat of arms were added.

Flag 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. The Bailiwick of Jersey is a British Crown dependency but is not part of the UK or of the EU. However, the UK Government is constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation.

Geography

Area
Total (World Rank: 220) 116sq km
Land (World Rank: 218) 116sq km
Comparative about two-thirds the size of Washington, DC
Coastline
70
Elevation
Highest point (World Rank: 218) 136m
Agricultural land
Total (World Rank: 33) 66.00%
Arable (World Rank: 1) 66.00%
Map reference
Europe
Environment
Issues
  • - habitat and species depletion due to human encroachment
  • - improper solid waste disposal
  • - water pollution
Hazzards very large tidal variation can be hazardous to navigation
Location
Western Europe, island in the English Channel, northwest of France
Climate
temperate; mild winters and cool summers
Terrain
gently rolling plain with low, rugged hills along north coast

People

Population
Total (World Rank: 194) 98,840
Deathrate (World Rank: 98) 0.78%
Birthrate (World Rank: 157) 1.24%
Growthrate (World Rank: 132) 0.78%
Migration rate (World Rank: 32) 0.32%
Fertility rate (World Rank: 173) 1.66%
Median age
Male (World Rank: 66) 36.00
Female (World Rank: 54) 40.70
Age structure
0 14 male (World Rank: 197) 8,300
0 14 female (World Rank: 198) 7,740
15 24 male (World Rank: 194) 7,094
15 24 female (World Rank: 194) 6,658
25 54 male (World Rank: 191) 20,318
25 54 female (World Rank: 195) 20,200
55 64 male (World Rank: 189) 6,042
55 64 female (World Rank: 188) 6,339
65 x male (World Rank: 184) 6,879
65 x female (World Rank: 184) 9,270
Health
Infant mortality rate (World Rank: 191) 0.38%
Life expectancy total (World Rank: 19) 82years
Life expectancy female (World Rank: 19) 85years
Life expectancy male (World Rank: 19) 80years

Energy

Electricity
Consumption (World Rank: 164) 630,100,000kWh

Economy

Gdp
Purchasing power parity (World Rank: 174) 5,080,000,000USD
Real growth rate (World Rank: 132) 2.00%
Per capita purchasing power parity (World Rank: 26) 49,500USD
Source agriculture (World Rank: 176) 2.00%
Source industry (World Rank: 219) 2.00%
Source service (World Rank: 2) 96.00%
Labourforce
Total (World Rank: 187) 53,380
Products
Industries
  • - banking
  • - dairy
  • - electronics
  • - finance
  • - tourism
Agriculture
  • - beef
  • - cauliflower
  • - dairy products
  • - potatoes
  • - tomatoes
Exports
  • - dairy cattle
  • - electrical goods
  • - flowers
  • - foodstuffs
  • - light industrial
  • - textiles
Imports
  • - chemicals
  • - foodstuffs
  • - machinery
  • - manufactured goods
  • - mineral fuels
  • - transport equipment

Nation

Budget
Surplus (World Rank: 50) -1% of GDP
National symbol
Jersey cow
National colours
white
Adjective
Channel Islander
Noun
Channel Islander(s)
Background
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. The Bailiwick of Jersey is a British Crown dependency but is not part of the UK or of the EU. However, the UK Government is constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation.
Flag description
white with a diagonal red cross extending to the corners of the flag; in the upper quadrant, surmounted by a yellow crown, a red shield with three lions in yellow; according to tradition, the ships of Jersey - in an attempt to differentiate themselves from English ships flying the horizontal cross of St. George - rotated the cross to the "X" (saltire) configuration; because this arrangement still resembled the Irish cross of St. Patrick, the yellow Plantagenet crown and Jersey coat of arms were added

Communication

Phone
Landline total (World Rank: 153) 55,938
Landline per 100 (World Rank: 10) 58.00
Mobile per 100 (World Rank: 80) 119.00
Assessment 0
Internet
Users (World Rank: 186) 58,000
Population (World Rank: 96) 59.60%

Transport

Air
Airports paved (World Rank: 211) 1.00
Road
Total length (World Rank: 193) 576