The second largest of the Channel Islands. Lies at 50 degrees north latitude and 2 degrees west longitude. 130 kilometres south of England, 48 kilometres west of Normandy, France, and roughly triangular in shape. In the south, Guernsey rises in a plateau to about 90 metres, with ragged coastal cliffs. It descends in steps and is drained mainly by streams flowing northward in deeply incised valleys. Northern Guernsey is low-lying, although small outcrops of resistant rock form hills (hougues). The soil on lower ground is of blown sand, raised beach deposits, and the fills of old lagoons.

Name: The Bailiwick of Guernsey
Location: Europe
Status: Crown Territory
Capital City: St. Peter Port
Population: 60,000
Languages: English, French

National Anthem:
Save The Queen

God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen:
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save the Queen.

O Lord our God arise,
Scatter her enemies,
And make them fall:
Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks,
On Thee our hopes we fix:
God save us all.
Thy choicest gifts in store
On her be pleased to pour;
Long may she reign:
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice
God save the Queen.

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