World Atlas: Jersey. On this page you can see the map, country flag and many detailed information about the people, history and economy of Jersey.
Here you can find online selected information about the geography, inhabitants, government, economy and history of Jersey. Included are selected statistics, an overview map and the detailed map of Jersey. But let's start with the flag of Jersey here:
Jersey - Overview:
What you should know about Jersey? Let's start with this: 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 of Jersey
Where on the globe is Jersey? The location of this country is Western Europe, island in the English Channel, northwest of France. Total area of Jersey is 116 sq km, of which 116 sq km is land. So this is quite a small country. How could we describe the terrain of the country? This way: gently rolling plain with low, rugged hills along north coast. The lowest point of Jersey is English Channel 0 m, the highest point Les Platons 136 m. And the climate is temperate; mild winters and cool summers.
Inhabitants of Jersey
Let's take a look how many people live in Jersey. The number is: 98,840 (July 2017 est.). So not so many people live here. Who lives here? Jersey 46.4%, British 32.7%, Portuguese/Madeiran 8.2%, Polish 3.3%, Irish, French, and other white 7.1%, other 2.4% (2011 est.). What are the languages in Jersey? English 94.5% (official), Portuguese 4.6%, other 0.9% (2001 census). And the religions: Protestant (Anglican, Baptist, Congregational New Church, Methodist, Presbyterian), Roman Catholic. How old are the people in average? 38 years. We have to add that this number is the median - so one half of the people is older than this, one half is younger. And what is their life expectancy (at birth)? This: 81.9 years. Where the people live in Jersey? Here: fairly even distribution; no notable trends. The major urban areas of Jersey are: unknown.
Government and Economy of Jersey
The capital of Jersey is Saint Helie and the government type parliamentary democracy (Assembly of the States of Jersey); a Crown dependency of the UK. Let's take a look at the administrative divisions - none (British crown dependency); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are 12 parishes; Grouville, Saint Brelade, Saint Clement, Saint Helier, Saint John, Saint Lawrence, Saint Martin, Saint Mary, Saint Ouen, Saint Peter, Saint Saviour, and Trinity. Regarding the economy of Jersey, important industrial products are tourism, banking and finance, dairy, electronics. Important agricultural products are potatoes, cauliflower, tomatoes; beef, dairy products. The most important export commodities are light industrial and electrical goods, dairy cattle, foodstuffs, textiles, flowers and the most important export partners are unknown. The most important import commodities are machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, foodstuffs, mineral fuels, chemicals and the most important import partners are unknown. How rich is Jersey and how rich are people in this country? The most important number here is GDP per capita (PPP): $49,500 (2015 est.). This means the people are rich on average here. Let's add that this means Gross Domestic Product per person, which is recalculated with respect to the relative cost of local goods and services. And one more important number - population below poverty line: NA%.