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Introduction Jersey
island of Jersey and other Channel Islands represent last remnants of medieval Dukedom of Normandy that held sway in both France and England. These islands were only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II.
Geography Jersey
Western Europe, island in English Channel, northwest of France
Geographic coordinates:
49 15 N, 2 10 W
Map references:
total: 116 sq km
water: 0 sq km
land: 116 sq km
Area - comparative:
about 0.7 times size of Washington, DC
Land boundaries:
0 km
70 km
Maritime claims:
exclusive fishing zone: 12 NM
territorial sea: 3 NM
temperate; mild winters and cool summers
gently rolling plain with low, rugged hills along north coast
Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: unnamed location 143 m
Natural resources:
arable land
Land use:
arable land: NEGL%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 100% (1998 est.)
Irrigated land:
NA sq km
Natural hazards:
Environment - current issues:
Geography - note:
largest and southernmost of Channel Islands; about 30% of population concentrated in Saint Helier
People Jersey
Total Population:
90,156 (July 2003 est.)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 17.8% (male 8,292; female 7,744)
15-64 years: 67.2% (male 30,178; female 30,410)
65 years and over: 15% (male 5,858; female 7,674) (2003 est.)
Median age:
total: 39.8 years
male: 39.1 years
female: 40.6 years (2002)
Population growth rate:
0.4% (2003 est.)
Birth rate:
10.44 births/1,000 population (2003 est.)
Death rate:
9.17 deaths/1,000 population (2003 est.)
Net migration rate:
2.77 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2003 est.)
Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.08 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.76 male(s)/female
Population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2003 est.)
Infant mortality rate:
total: 5.43 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 5.03 deaths/1,000 live births (2003 est.)
male: 5.8 deaths/1,000 live births
Life Expectancy:
Population: 78.93 years
male: 76.48 years
female: 81.57 years (2003 est.)
Total fertility rate:
1.57 children born/woman (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
HIV/AIDS - deaths:
noun: Channel Islander(s)
adjective: Channel Islander
Ethnic groups:
UK and Norman-French descent
Anglican, Roman Catholic, Baptist, Congregational New Church, Methodist, Presbyterian
English (official), French (official), Norman-French dialect spoken in country districts
definition: NA
Population: NA%
male: NA%
female: NA%
Government Jersey
Country name:
conventional long form: Bailiwick of Jersey
conventional short form: Jersey
Dependency status:
British crown dependency
Government type:
Saint Helier
Administrative divisions:
none (British crown dependency)
none (British crown dependency)
National holiday:
Liberation Day, 9 May (1945)
unwritten; partly statutes, partly common law and practice
Legal system:
English law and local statute; justice is administered by Royal Court
NA years of age; universal adult
Executive branch:
chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952)
elections: none; monarch is hereditary; lieutenant governor and bailiff appointed by monarch
head of government: Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief Air Chief Marshall Sir John CHESHIRE (since 24 January 2001) and Bailiff Philip Martin BAILHACHE (since NA February 1995)
cabinet: committees appointed by Assembly of States
Legislative branch:
unicameral Assembly of States (55 voting members - 12 senators (elected for 6-year terms), 12 constables or heads of parishes (elected for 3-year terms), 29 deputies (elected for 3-year terms); bailiff and deputy bailiff; and 3 non-voting members - Dean of Jersey, Attorney General, and Solicitor General all appointed by monarch)
elections: last held NA (next to be held NA)
election results: percent of vote - NA%; seats - independents 52
Judicial branch:
Royal Court (judges elected by an electoral college and bailiff)
Political parties and leaders:
none; all independents
Political pressure groups and leaders:
Diplomatic representation in US:
none (British crown dependency)
Diplomatic representation from US:
none (British crown dependency)
Flag description:
white with a diagonal red cross extending to corners of flag and in upper quadrant, surmounted by a yellow crown, a red shield holding three lions of England in yellow
Economy Jersey
Economy - overview:
economy is based largely on international financial services, agriculture, and tourism. Potatoes, cauliflower, tomatoes, and especially flowers are important export crops, shipped mostly to UK. Jersey breed of dairy cattle is known worldwide and represents an important export income earner. Milk products go to UK and other EU countries. In 1996 finance sector accounted for about 60% of island's output. Tourism, another mainstay of economy, accounts for 24% of GDP. In recent years, government has encouraged light industry to locate in Jersey, with result that an electronics industry has developed alongside 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 island a popular tax haven.
buying power parity - $2.2 billion (1999 est.)
GDP - real growth rate:
GDP - per capita:
buying power parity - $24,800 (1999 est.)
GDP - composition by sector:
agriculture: 5%
industry: 2%
services: 93% (1996)
Population below poverty line:
Household income or consumption by percentage share:
lowest 10%: NA%
highest 10%: NA%
Inflation rate (consumer prices):
4.7% (1998)
Labor force:
57,050 (1996)
Unemployment rate:
0.7% (1998 est.)
revenues: $601 million
expenditures: $588 million, includes capital expenditures of $98 million (2000 est.)
tourism, banking and finance, dairy
Industrial production growth rate:
Electricity - imports:
NA kWh; note - electricity supplied by France
Agriculture - products:
potatoes, cauliflower, tomatoes; beef, dairy products
Exports - commodities:
light industrial and electrical goods, foodstuffs, textiles
Exports - partners:
Imports - commodities:
machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, foodstuffs, mineral fuels, chemicals
Imports - partners:
Debt - external:
Economic aid - recipient:
British pound (GBP); note - there is also a Jersey pound
Currency code:
Exchange rates:
Jersey pounds per US dollar - 0.6661 (2002), 0.6944 (2001), 0.6596 (2000), 0.6180 (1999), 0.6037 (1998); Jersey pound is at par with British pound
Fiscal year:
1 April - 31 March
Communications Jersey
Telephones - main lines in use:
65,500 (1997)
Telephones - mobile cellular:
4,400 (1997)
Telephone system:
general assessment: NA
domestic: NA
international: 3 submarine cables
Radio broadcast stations:
AM NA, FM 1, shortwave 0 (1998)
Television broadcast stations:
2 (1997)
Internet country code:
Internet Service Providers (ISPs):
Internet users:
Transportation Jersey
0 km
total: 577 km
paved: NA km
unpaved: NA km
Ports and harbors:
Gorey, Saint Aubin, Saint Helier
Merchant marine:
none (2002 est.)
1 (2002)
Airports - with paved runways:
total: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 (2002)
Military Jersey
Military - note:
defense is responsibility of UK
Transnational Issues Jersey
Disputes - international: