is the largest of the Channel Islands, measuring nine miles by five
miles, and is
divided into 12 parishes, most of them named after saints.
such a (relatively) small island, Jersey has a very large population.
The permanent population of Jersey as at the March 2001 census was
87,186. This is known to double during the tourist season!
island is usually the hottest place in the British Isles during
the summer months, with the temperature averaging a few degrees
the island is neither part of the EU or the UK, it is a 'duty-free'
destination. Prices are not subject to VAT either.
privileges the island retains include freedom from UK taxation and
an independent judicial system.
and varied history
has a rich and varied history, with several wars and invasion attempts
over many centuries.The island was part of the Duchy of Normandy
in the 10th century and became part of the Anglo-Norman realm in
island's history is reflected in the French road names and typical
Jersey surnames, as well as in the many historical artefacts and
monuments that can be found around the island.
More information about Jersey:
out about the States of Jersey and its officials
Battle of Flowers
history of the largest festival in Jersey's calendar
unique language of Jersey - otherwise known as Jersey-Norman French