English  Your Native Language is set as English Select your native speaking language 

Guernsey Facts

Guernsey Facts | Bailiwick of Guernsey Information | Guernsey Statistics | Guernsey

Guernsey Facts |  Bailiwick of Guernsey Information | Guernsey Statistics Guernsey Facts |  Bailiwick of Guernsey Information | Guernsey Statistics
Europe Continent
 
Western Europe Map
 
Guernsey Facts |  Bailiwick of Guernsey Information | Guernsey Statistics Guernsey Facts |  Bailiwick of Guernsey Information | Guernsey Statistics
Guernsey Map
 
CHANNEL ISLANDER Flag
 
 CHANNEL ISLANDER POLITICAL
  Guernsey Facts |  Bailiwick of Guernsey Information | Guernsey Statistics  
Background: The island of Guernsey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy, which held sway in both France and England. The islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II. Guernsey is a British crown dependency, but is not part of the UK.
 
 
Common Name: Guernsey Local Official Name: Guernsey
Abbreviated Name: Bailiwick of Guernsey Official Name: Guernsey
Official Script Name: Guernsey Local Common Name: Guernsey
Former Name: Guernsey Territory of: NA
 
Head of State: Queen ELIZABETH II
 
Government Type: NA
 
Independence: none (British crown dependency)
 
Constitution: unwritten; partly statutes, partly common law and practice
 
National Holiday: Liberation Day, 9 May
 
International Organization Participation: NA
 
Administrative Divisions: none (British crown dependency); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are 10 parishes including Castel, Forest, Saint Andrew, Saint Martin, Saint Peter Port, Saint Pierre du Bois, Saint Sampson, Saint Saviour, Torteval, Vale
 
Dependent Areas: NA
 
Legal System: English law and local statutes; justice is administered by the Royal Court
 
Suffrage: 18 years
 
Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches: Executive Branch: chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Lieutenant Governor Sir Fabian MALBON (since 28 October 2005) head of government: Chief Minister Laurie MORGAN (since 1 May 2004) cabinet: Policy Council elected by the States of Deliberation elections: the monarch is hereditary; lieutenant governor appointed by the monarch; chief minister is elected by States of Delibertion election results: Laurie MORGAN elected chief minister, percent of vote of the States of Deliberation NA Legislative Branch: unicameral States of Deliberation (45 seats; members are elected by popular vote for four years); note - Alderney and Sark have their own parliaments elections: last held 21 April 2004 (next to be held in 2008) election results: percent of vote - NA; seats - all independents Judicial Branch: Royal Court
 
Party Leaders: none; all independents
 
International Disputes: NA
 
Illicit Drugs: NA 
 
 
 CHANNEL ISLANDER GEOGRAPHY
  Guernsey Facts |  Bailiwick of Guernsey Information | Guernsey Statistics  
 
Location of Guernsey: Western Europe, islands in the English Channel, northwest of France
 
Continent: Europe Land Area Total: 78 sq km 
Region: Western Europe Land Area Land: 78 sq km
Capitol City: St. Peter Port Land Area Water: 0 sq km
      
Latitude: 049 28 N Border Boundary Land: 0 km
Longitude: 002 35 W Border Boundary Coastline: 50 km 
  
Arable Land: 0.00 % Pastures: 0.00 %
Crops: 0.00 % Woodlands and Forests: 0.00
  
Highest Elevation: 114 m Location: unnamed location on Sark
Lowest Elevation: 0 m Location: Atlantic Ocean
  
Largest City in Guernsey: Largest City Population: 0
  
Threatened Species: 0
 
Environmental Issues: NA
 
Environmental Agreements: NA
 
Irrigated Land: 0
 
Bordering Countries: NA
 
Natural Resources: cropland
 
Geographical Terrain: mostly level with low hills in southwest
 
Comparative Area of Guernsey: slightly larger than Washington, DC
 
Guernsey's Geography: large, deepwater harbor at Saint Peter Port
 

 CHANNEL ISLANDER CLIMATE
  Guernsey Facts |  Bailiwick of Guernsey Information | Guernsey Statistics  
 
General Climate: temperate with mild winters and cool summers; about 50% of days are overcast
 
Natural Hazards: NA
 
 
 CHANNEL ISLANDER ECONOMY
  Guernsey Facts |  Bailiwick of Guernsey Information | Guernsey Statistics  
 
Economic Overview: Financial services - banking, fund management, insurance - account for about 55% of total income in this tiny, prosperous Channel Island economy. Tourism, manufacturing, and horticulture, mainly tomatoes and cut flowers, have been declining. Light tax and death duties make Guernsey a popular tax haven. The evolving economic integration of the EU nations is changing the environment under which Guernsey operates.
 
 
GDP: $2,590,000,000 USD Currency: British pound; note - there is also a Gu
GDP per Capita: $40,000 USD Currency Code: GBP
GDP Growth Rate: 3.00 %
  
Currency Exchange Rate History: Guernsey pounds per US dollar - 0.55 (2005), 0.5462 (2004), 0.6125 (2003), 0.6672 (2002), 0.6947 (2001) note: the Guernsey pound is at par with the British pound
  
  
GDP of Agriculture: 3.00 % GDP of Industry: 10.00 %
GDP of Services: 87.00 %  
   
Inflation Rate: 4.90 % Population in Poverty: 0.00 %
Unemployment Rate: 0.50 % Tourism: 0.00 visitors each year
   
Consumption by lowest 10%: 0.00 % Budget Revenue in USD: $539,200,000 USD
Consumption by upper 10%: 0.00 % Budget Expenditures in USD: $448,300,000 USD
   
Electricity Production: 0 kWh Electricity Exports: 0 kWh
Electricity Consumption: 0 kWh Electricity Imports: 0 kWh

Electricity Production by Source:
 
Fossil Fuel Electricity Production: 0.00% Nuclear Electricity Production: 0.00%
Hydro Electricity Production: 0.00% Other Electricity Production: 0.00%
   
Oil Production: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Production: 0 cu m
Oil Consumption: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Consumption: 0 cu m
Oil Exports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Exports: 0 cu m
Oil Imports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Imports: 0 cu m
Proven Oil Reserves: 0 barrels Proven Natural Gas Reserves: 0 cu m
   
External Debt: $0 USD Received in economic aid: $0 USD
  Donated in economic aid: $0 USD
   
Agricultural Products: tomatoes, greenhouse flowers, sweet peppers, eggplant, fruit; Guernsey cattle
 
Primary Industries: tourism, banking
 
Industrial Growth Rate: 0.00 %
  
  
Import Amount in USD: $0 USD - coal, gasoline, oil, machinery and equipment
 
Import Partners: UK; note - regarded as internal trade
 
Export Amount in USD: $0 USD - tomatoes, flowers and ferns, sweet peppers, eggplant, other vegetables
 
Export Partners: UK; note - regarded as internal trade
 
    
GINI Index: 0.00%
 
Labor Force Number of People: 32,290
 
Labor Force by Occupations: NA
 
  
 CHANNEL ISLANDER COMMUNICATIONS
  Guernsey Facts |  Bailiwick of Guernsey Information | Guernsey Statistics  
 
Radio Broadcast Stations: 2 Number of People with Radios: 0
Television Broadcast Stations: 1 Number of People with Televisions: 0
Number of People with Mainline Telephones: 55,100 Number of People with Mobile Phones: 43,800
 
Internet Service Providers: 1,168 Internet Users: 36,000
 
Internet Country Code: .gg Newspapers: 0
Two Letter Country Code: GK Weights and Measures:
Phone Country Code: 44-148 Electricity Voltage: 230 Volts
  
Telephone Systems: general assessment: NA domestic: NA international: 1 submarine cable
 
  
 CHANNEL ISLANDER TRANSPORTATION
  Guernsey Facts |  Bailiwick of Guernsey Information | Guernsey Statistics  

   

Highways: 0 km Railways: 0 km
Gas And Oil Pipelines: 0 km Waterways: 0 km
Airports: 2 Heliports: 0
 
Motor Vehicles: 0 per 1,000 people CO2 Emissions: 0 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  Per capita CO2 emissions: 0.00 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  
Merchant Marines: NA
 
Ports and Harbors: Saint Peter Port, Saint Sampson
 
  
 CHANNEL ISLANDER PEOPLE
  Guernsey Facts |  Bailiwick of Guernsey Information | Guernsey Statistics  
 
Population: 65,409 people type - nationality Birth Rate: 8.81 births per 1,000 people
Population Density: 0.00 people per sq km Death Rate: 10.01 deaths per 1,000 people
Population Growth: 0.26% per year Fertility Rate per Women: 1.39 babies born per woman
 
Population Male 0-14: 4,998 Population Female 0-14: 4,842
Population Male 15-64: 21,752 Population Female 15-64: 22,170
Population Male 65+: 4,926 Population Female 65+: 6,721
 
Population 0-14: 15.00% Literacy Rate: 0.00%
Population 15-64: 67.10% Literacy rate of Males: 0.00%
Population 65+: 17.80% Literacy rate of Females: 0.00%
 
Population that is Male: 47.00 % Population that is Female: 53.00%
Life expectancy at birth in years: 80.42 years Infant mortality rate - baby deaths per 1000 births: 4.65 Babies die per 1,000 births
Life expectancy at birth for Males: 77.41 years Life expectancy at birth for Females: 83.53 years
 
Rate of AIDS/HIV infection: 0.00% Number of people living with AIDS or HIV: 0
Number of people who died of AIDS: 0
   
Disease Risk:
 
Diseases:
 
Net Migration Rate per 1,000 people: 3.82
 
Nationality: CHANNEL ISLANDER
 
Ethnic Groups: UK and Norman-French descent with small percentages from other European countries 
 
  
Primary Language: English
 
Other Languages: English, French, Norman-French dialect spoken in country districts
 
 
Primary Religion: Anglican
 
Other Religions: Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Baptist, Congregational, Methodist
 
  
 CHANNEL ISLANDER MILITARY
  Guernsey Facts |  Bailiwick of Guernsey Information | Guernsey Statistics  
  
Branches: defense is the responsibility of the UK
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: NA years
 
Manpower Available: 0 People
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: 0 People
 
Amount of Manpower Available each Year: 0 People per year
 
Expenditures: $0 USD per year
 
Expenditures as a Percentage of GDP: 0.00
 
 
Note: Phrasebase uses a variety of sources when compiling the facts and information presented above. This information is continually updated throughout the year.
 CHANNEL ISLANDER RESOURCES
  Guernsey Facts |  Bailiwick of Guernsey Information | Guernsey Statistics  
  
Guernsey Spa and Resort Directory
 
Guernsey Home Exchanges and Home Swaps
 
Guernsey Vacation Rentals And Holiday Villas
 

Guernsey Facts |  Bailiwick of Guernsey Information | Guernsey Statistics  
Guernsey Travel Books
 
Guernsey Facts |  Bailiwick of Guernsey Information | Guernsey Statistics  
English Phrasebooks 
 
Guernsey Facts |  Bailiwick of Guernsey Information | Guernsey Statistics  
Guernsey Travel DVD's
Guernsey Facts |  Bailiwick of Guernsey Information | Guernsey Statistics  
Guernsey Videos
 

Guernsey Facts |  Bailiwick of Guernsey Information | Guernsey StatisticsGuernsey Facts |  Bailiwick of Guernsey Information | Guernsey StatisticsSearch Phrasebase