Area: 212.2 sq km
Population: 173 500 inhab. (estimate 2020)
Density: 817.63 inhab./sq km
Coordinates: lat. 49° N; long. 2° W
Capital: Saint Helier (capital) 37 540 inhab. (2020); ; Saint Peter Port/Saint-Pierre-Port (capital) 18 958 inhab. (2019);

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. Having never belonged 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 030 inhab.2020
Brechou0.3 sq km - -
Cities
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Saint Helier37 540inhab.2020
Saint Peter Port/Saint-Pierre-Port18 958inhab.2019
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Population

Demographic statistics
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Birth rate9.32017
Death rate9$2017
Languages
DESCRIPTION
English (official)
French (official)
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Agriculture

Land use
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
arable land19.293%2018
forests5.152%2018
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Forests-Livestock-Fishing

Fishing
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
crustaceans and molluscs4 076.199t2019
marine fishes352t2019
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Communications

Communication - Transport
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Merchant fleet3$units2021
Merchant fleet, gross tonnage355t2021
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Social and welfare

Other social indicators
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Access to electricity100%2019
Access to improved drinking-water source94.15%2017
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