Jersey is now a Facebook location

Facebook screen shot People in Jersey can now set the island as their "home town" on Facebook

People can now choose the island of Jersey as a location on the social-networking site Facebook.

Previously both islanders and businesses could only select Channel Islands Beach California or New Jersey on the website.

But Facebook has now recognised Jersey as a location which can be used as a home town or as a location for an event.

Guernsey was made available as a location earlier this month.

A Facebook spokesperson said: "From time to time we are alerted to oversights such as this in our mapping system."

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