Channel Island profile

Corbiere lighthouse on Jersey Jersey lies only a few kilometres off France
  • Territory: The Channel Islands (Bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey)
  • Status: UK Crown Dependencies
  • Population: 154,000 (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: St Peter Port (Guernsey), St Helier (Jersey)
  • Area: 78 sq km 30 sq miles (Guernsey), 116 sq km/45 sq miles (Jersey)
  • Major languages: English, French, local forms of French
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 78 years (men), 82 years (women)
  • Monetary unit: Pound sterling
  • Main exports: Agricultural produce
  • GNI per capita: US $68,610 (World Bank, 2008)
  • Internet domain: gg (Guernsey), .je (Jersey)
  • International dialling code: +44

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