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Jersey travel guide

About Jersey

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.

Key facts

Area:

116 sq km (45 sq miles).

Population:

102,700 (2015).

Population density:

869 per sq km.

Capital:

St Helier.

Government:

Self-governing dependency of the British Crown.

Head of state:

HM Queen Elizabeth II since 1952, represented locally by Lieutenant-Governor Sir Stephen Dalton since March 2017.

Head of government:

Chief Minister John Le Fondré since 2018.

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