Jersey



The largest and southernmost of the Channel Islands, 19 kilometres west of the Cotentin peninsula of France. Situated at 49 degrees north latitude, 2 degrees west longitude Jersey is about 16 kilometres across and 8 kilometres from north to south and has an area of 115 square kilometres. The island is largely a plateau mantled with loess, with deeply incised valleys sloping from north to south. Picturesque cliffs reaching 148 metres in height line the northern coast; elsewhere, rocky headlands enclose sandy bays bordered by infilled lagoons. Coasts are reef-strewn, but a breakwater in St. Aubin's Bay protects St. Helier harbour from southwest gales. Blown sand forms dunes at the northern and southern ends of St. Ouen's Bay on the western coast.


Name: The Bailiwick of Jersey
Location: Europe
Status: Crown Territory
Capital City: St. Helier
Main Cities: Freeport
Population: 84,000
Languages: English, French

National Anthem:
God 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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