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 CHANNEL ISLANDER POLITICAL
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Background: 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.
 
 
Common Name: Jersey Local Official Name: Jersey
Abbreviated Name: Bailiwick of Jersey Official Name: Jersey
Official Script Name: Jersey Local Common Name: Jersey
Former Name: Jersey Territory of: NA
 
Head of State: Queen ELIZABETH II
 
Government Type: British crown dependency
 
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)
 
Dependent Areas: NA
 
Legal System: English law and local statute; justice is administered by the Royal Court
 
Suffrage: NA years
 
Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches: Executive Branch: chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952) head of government: Lieutenant Governor Andrew RIDGEWAY (since 14 June 2006); Bailiff Philip Martin BAILHACHE (since February 1995) cabinet: committees appointed by the Assembly of the States elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; lieutenant governor and bailiff appointed by the monarch Legislative Branch: unicameral Assembly of the States (55 voting members - 12 senators (elected for six-year terms), 12 constables or heads of parishes (elected for three-year terms), 29 deputies (elected for three-year terms); the bailiff and the deputy bailiff; and three non-voting members - the Dean of Jersey, the Attorney General, and the Solicitor General all appointed by the monarch) elections: last held NA (next to be held NA); note - on 23 November 2005, 29 deputies, independents, were elected election results: percent of vote - NA; seats - independents 55 Judicial Branch: Royal Court (judges elected by an electoral college and the bailiff)
 
Party Leaders: none; all independents
 
International Disputes: NA
 
Illicit Drugs: NA 
 
 
 CHANNEL ISLANDER GEOGRAPHY
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Location of Jersey: Western Europe, island in the English Channel, northwest of France
 
Continent: Europe Land Area Total: 116 sq km 
Region: Western Europe Land Area Land: 116 sq km
Capitol City: Saint Helier Land Area Water: 0 sq km
      
Latitude: 049 15 N Border Boundary Land: 0 km
Longitude: 002 10 W Border Boundary Coastline: 70 km 
  
Arable Land: 0.00 % Pastures: 0.00 %
Crops: 0.00 % Woodlands and Forests: 0.00
  
Highest Elevation: 143 m Location: unnamed location
Lowest Elevation: 0 m Location: Atlantic Ocean
  
Largest City in Jersey: Largest City Population: 0
  
Threatened Species: 0
 
Environmental Issues: NA
 
Environmental Agreements: NA
 
Irrigated Land: 0
 
Bordering Countries: NA
 
Natural Resources: arable land
 
Geographical Terrain: gently rolling plain with low, rugged hills along north coast
 
Comparative Area of Jersey: about 0.7 times the size of Washington, DC
 
Jersey's Geography: largest and southernmost of Channel Islands; about 30% of population concentrated in Saint Helier
 

 CHANNEL ISLANDER CLIMATE
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General Climate: temperate; mild winters and cool summers
 
Natural Hazards: NA
 
 
 CHANNEL ISLANDER ECONOMY
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Economic Overview: Jersey's economy is based on international financial services, agriculture, and tourism. In 1996, the finance sector accounted for about 60% of the island's output. Potatoes, cauliflower, tomatoes, and especially flowers are important export crops, shipped mostly to the UK. The Jersey breed of dairy cattle is known worldwide and represents an important export income earner. Milk products go to the UK and other EU countries. Tourism accounts for 24% of GDP. In recent years, the government has encouraged light industry to locate in Jersey, with the result that an electronics industry has developed alongside the 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 the island a popular tax haven. Living standards come close to those of the UK.
 
 
GDP: $3,600,000,000 USD Currency: British pound ; note - there is also a J
GDP per Capita: $40,000 USD Currency Code: GBP
GDP Growth Rate: 0.00 %
  
Currency Exchange Rate History: Definition Field Listing Jersey pounds per US dollar - 0.55 (2005), 0.5462 (2004), 0.6125 (2003), 0.6672 (2002), 0.6947 (2001) note: the Jersey pound is at par with the British pound
  
  
GDP of Agriculture: 5.00 % GDP of Industry: 2.00 %
GDP of Services: 93.00 %  
   
Inflation Rate: 5.30 % Population in Poverty: 0.00 %
Unemployment Rate: 0.90 % Tourism: 0.00 visitors each year
   
Consumption by lowest 10%: 0.00 % Budget Revenue in USD: $601,000,000 USD
Consumption by upper 10%: 0.00 % Budget Expenditures in USD: $588,000,000 USD
   
Electricity Production: 630,100,000 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: potatoes, cauliflower, tomatoes; beef, dairy products
 
Primary Industries: tourism, banking and finance, dairy
 
Industrial Growth Rate: 0.00 %
  
  
Import Amount in USD: $0 USD - machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, foodstuffs, mineral fuels, chemicals
 
Import Partners: UK
 
Export Amount in USD: $0 USD - light industrial and electrical goods, foodstuffs, textiles
 
Export Partners: UK
 
    
GINI Index: 0.00%
 
Labor Force Number of People: 52,790
 
Labor Force by Occupations: NA
 
  
 CHANNEL ISLANDER COMMUNICATIONS
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Radio Broadcast Stations: 1 Number of People with Radios: 0
Television Broadcast Stations: 2 Number of People with Televisions: 0
Number of People with Mainline Telephones: 73,900 Number of People with Mobile Phones: 83,900
 
Internet Service Providers: 1,162 Internet Users: 27,000
 
Internet Country Code: .je Newspapers: 0
Two Letter Country Code: JE Weights and Measures:
Phone Country Code: Electricity Voltage: 230 Volts
  
Telephone Systems: general assessment: NA domestic: NA international: 3 submarine cables
 
  
 CHANNEL ISLANDER TRANSPORTATION
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Highways: 0 km Railways: 0 km
Gas And Oil Pipelines: 0 km Waterways: 0 km
Airports: 1 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: Gorey, Saint Aubin, Saint Helier
 
  
 CHANNEL ISLANDER PEOPLE
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Population: 91,084 people type - nationality Birth Rate: 9.30 births per 1,000 people
Population Density: 0.00 people per sq km Death Rate: 9.28 deaths per 1,000 people
Population Growth: 0.28% per year Fertility Rate per Women: 1.58 babies born per woman
 
Population Male 0-14: 8,139 Population Female 0-14: 7,552
Population Male 15-64: 30,407 Population Female 15-64: 30,691
Population Male 65+: 6,299 Population Female 65+: 7,996
 
Population 0-14: 17.20% Literacy Rate: 0.00%
Population 15-64: 67.10% Literacy rate of Males: 0.00%
Population 65+: 15.70% Literacy rate of Females: 0.00%
 
Population that is Male: 48.50 % Population that is Female: 51.50%
Life expectancy at birth in years: 79.38 years Infant mortality rate - baby deaths per 1000 births: 5.16 Babies die per 1,000 births
Life expectancy at birth for Males: 76.89 years Life expectancy at birth for Females: 82.05 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: 2.74
 
Nationality: CHANNEL ISLANDER
 
Ethnic Groups: UK and Norman-French descent 
 
  
Primary Language: English
 
Other Languages: English 94.5% (official), Portuguese 4.6%, other 0.9%
 
 
Primary Religion: Anglican
 
Other Religions: Anglican, Roman Catholic, Baptist, Congregational New Church, Methodist, Presbyterian
 
  
 CHANNEL ISLANDER MILITARY
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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
 
 
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