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St.Ouen's bay, Jersey
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Jersey Travel Guide

Key Facts
Area

116 sq km (45 sq miles).

Population

99,000 (2012).

Population density

853.4 per sq km.

Capital

St Helier.

Government

Self-governing dependency of the British Crown.

Head of state

HM Queen Elizabeth II, represented locally by Lieutenant-Governor John McColl since 2011.

Head of government

Chief Minister Ian Gorst since 2011.

Electricity

230 volts AC, 50Hz. Square three-pin plugs are used.

The largest of the Channel Islands, Jersey's landscape is varied and breathtaking, from shimmering secluded coves and undulating farmland to magnificent cliff-top views. This is a place for cycling quiet country lanes, spending hours on beautiful beaches, and enjoying the quiet life.

Jersey's romantic past as a once infamous spot for smugglers and pirates adds to its sense of idyllic remoteness. Traffic is non-existent, nor is there a drone of city noise. It's easy to understand why Jersey is a favourite destination for visitors both young and old. Family friendly and perfect for outdoor pursuits, Jersey continues to pride itself on its renowned reputation.

Edited by Jane Duru
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