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Jersey Country Guide

Explore Jersey in Europe

Jersey with the capital city Saint Helier is located in Europe (Western Europe, island in the English Channel). It covers some 117 square kilometres (about two-thirds the size of Washington, DC) with 90,812 citizens.

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The terrain features gently rolling plain with low, rugged hills along north coast. The average density of population is approximately 783 per km². The notable climate conditions in Jersey can be described as temperate with mild winters and cool summers. Potential natural disasters are NA.

To reach someone in Jersey dial +44-1534 prior to a number. There are 73,900 installed telephones. And there are 83,900 registered mobile phones. The cellular networks commonly support frequencies of 900 Mhz. Websites registered in this country end with the top level domain ".je". If you want to bring electric equipment on your trip (e.g. laptop power supply), note the local power outlet of 230V - 50Hz.

About the flag and history of Jersey

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.

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. Jersey is a British crown dependency but is not part of the UK or of the European Union. However, the UK Government is constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation.

National administrative regions of Jersey


Geography Quick-Facts

Summary Continent: Europe
Capital: Saint Helier
Size 116 square kilometers (km² or sqkm) or 45 square miles (mi² or sqmi)
about two-thirds the size of Washington, DC
Population 90,812
Currency Name: Pound, Currency Code: GPD
Country Top Level Domain (cTLD) .je
Telephone Country Prefix +44-1534
Mobile Phone Connections 83,900
Landline Phone Connections 73,900

Country Position in World Rankings

Information about single country attributes and how these compare against the rest of the world. The information below is compiled with data from 2013. As such, it may differ a bit to the Information above in the text (which is from 2010).

Geography

Value name Value World Rank
Area 116 (sq km) 225

People and Society

Value name Value World Rank
Population 95,732 196
Population growth rate 0.82 (%) 133
Birth rate 11.38 (births/1,000 population) 170
Death rate 7.59 (deaths/1,000 population) 112
Net migration rate 4.39 (migrant(s)/1,000 population) 24
Infant mortality rate 3.90 (deaths/1,000 live births) 201
Life expectancy at birth 81.57 (years) 14
Total fertility rate 1.66 (children born/woman) 174

Economy

Value name Value World Rank
GDP (purchasing power parity) 5,100,000,000 170
GDP - per capita (PPP) 57,000 8
Labor force 53,380 188
Unemployment rate 1.70 (%) 8
Taxes and other revenues 16.3 (% of GDP) 184
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-) -0.40 (% of GDP) 51
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 3.70 (%) 103

Energy

Value name Value World Rank
Electricity - consumption 630,100,000 (kWh) 164

Communications

Value name Value World Rank
Telephones - main lines in use 73,800 156
Telephones - mobile cellular 108,000 191
Internet hosts 264 194
Internet users 29,500 182

Transportation

Value name Value World Rank
Airports 1 221
Roadways 576 (km) 191
Merchant marine 14 103

Data based on CIA facts book 2010 & 2013, wikipedia, national statistical offices and their census releases

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