Area: 212.2 sq km
Population: 172 125 inhab. (estimate 2018)
Density: 811.15 inhab./sq km
Coordinates: lat. 49° N; long. 2° W
Capital: Saint Helier (capital) 34 386 inhab. (2018); ; Saint Peter Port/Saint-Pierre-Port (capital) 16 271 inhab. (2018);

Channel Islands

Channel Islands, Îles Normandes
Useful information

GMT  0
DST  +1
DST duration (start-end) late March-late October



Politics and current affairs

Not technically a part of the United Kingdom, they are British Crown Dependencies with their own legislatures and do not belong to the European Union. Their special tax laws have turned them into thriving financial centres.

Geography.
The Channel Islands are an archipelago in the English Channel lying between the French peninsulas of Cotentin to the east and Brittany to the south-west.
They include the islands of Jersey, Guernsey (Guernesey), Alderney (Aurigny), Sark (Sercq), Herm and other small islands and rocks, as well as Les Minquiers.

Administrative division

Administrative division
IslandAREAINHABITANTSYEAR
Alderney/Aurign8 sq km2 020 inhab.2016
Brechou0.3 sq km - -
Cities
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Saint Helier34 386inhab.2018
Saint Peter Port/Saint-Pierre-Port16 271inhab.2018
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Population

Demographic statistics
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Birth rate9.32017
Death rate92017
Languages
DESCRIPTION
English (official)
French (official)
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Agriculture

Land use
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
arable land20.53%2015
forests4.21%2015
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Forests-Livestock-Fishing

Fishing
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
crustaceans and molluscs3 837.2t2017
marine fishes271t2017
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Social and welfare

Other social indicators
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Access to electricity100%2016
Forests4.21%2015
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