Where is Jersey?

Located in Western Europe, Jersey is an island nation. It has a 70.00 km coastline.

The Capital of Jersey is Saint Helier. It is also one of the twelve perishes of Jersey. Named after St. Helier, a Frank missionary who is reported to have been martyred there in 555, the town lies along St. Aubin’s bay opposite L’lslet, a tidal island. Before the 18th Century, Saint Helier only had a string of houses, warehouses, shops and a market place. It originated as a fishing village beside a parish church, where the king’s court usually met. It however became the seat of the island's government after Elizabeth Castle was built. Its location is thought to have been settled on during the Roman control of Gaul. A greater part of St. Helier is rural, with its suburbs sprawling into St. Lawrence and St. Clement.

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Jersey is a European country covering 116.00 km2. and about 23 times smaller than Rhode Island. Its geographic coordinates are 49 15 N, 2 10 W and Saint Helier is the capital city.

The islands were named for Captain Charles Johnston.

Its ISO code is JE.


Jersey has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level.

It has a temperate climate with mild winters and cool summres. Its terrain consists of gently rolling plains with low, rugged hills along the north coast.


Jersey has a population of 98,069 making it the 195th largest in the world. The population of Jersey is fairly evenly distributed.

English is the official language. The majority ethnic groups reported are Jersey, British, and Portuguese/Maderian. The majority of the population is Protestant Christian.

?The official languages of Jersey are English and French. Traditionally, Jèrriais, which is a variety of the ancient Norman Language, was dominant but in the recent past it has diminished, like the use of French although French has diminished to a lesser extent. Most signs are written in English with French or sometimes Jèrriais subtitles.?

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The dialing code for the country is -1490.


It is a British crown dependency. The constitution of Jersey is unwritten.

Jersey is a crown dependency whose system of government is a parliamentary democracy. This means that though it is autonomous and self-governing with its own independent administrative system, it is considered a territory for which the United Kingdom is responsible. The head of government is the chief minister who is assisted by the council of ministers. The head of state is the Queen who appoints a Lieutenant Governor to serve as her ceremonial representative.

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Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Jersey's GDP is $5,080,000,000.00 (USD) with $49,500.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 171st largest economy and its citizens the 26th richest in the world. The currency of Jersey is the Pound (GBP).

Its major imports include machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, and foodstuffs.


The flag of Jersey is white with two red strips running across it diagonally. In the upper quadrant of the saltire is a badge of Jersey with a yellow Plantagenet crown. This flag was adopted on June 12th, 1979 by the States of Jersey and was proclaimed by Queen Elizabeth a year later before it was officially hoisted on April 7, 1981. It is the first flag to be adopted officially, though a plain red saltire had been unofficially in use from as far as the 1830s.

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This page was last modified on February 6th, 2018

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