Where is Guernsey?

Located in Western Europe, north of France, Guernsey is an island nation.The country is not currently involved in any territory disputes.

Guernsey is a European country covering 78.00 km2. This makes it the 17th smallest region in the world and about 35 times smaller than Rhode Island. Its geographic coordinates are 49 28 N, 2 35 W and St Peter Port is the capital city.

The name Guernsey is old Old Norse origin, although the meaning of the root word is uncertain.

Its ISO code is GG.

Geography

Guernsey has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Atlantic Ocean. Its highest elevation is unnamed elevation on Sark which is 114m above tall.

It has a temperate climate with mild winters and cool summers; both of which are generally overcast. Its terrain is mostly flat with low hills in the southeast.

Population

Guernsey has a population of 66,297 making it the 203rd largest in the world.

English, French and Norman-French are all spoken. The major ethnic groups reported are British and Norman-French. The majority of the country is Protestant.

The dialing code for the country is -1437.

Government

It is a British crown dependency. Its constitution is unwritten.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Guernsey's GDP is $3,465,000,000.00 (USD) with $52,400.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 180th largest economy and its citizens the 21st richest in the world. The currency of Guernsey is the Pound (GBP). Its main exports are tomatoes, flowers and ferns, and sweet peppers. Its major imports include coal, gasoline, oil, machinery, and equipment.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017