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Channel Islands - Bailiwick of Jersey - Main Page

Bailiwick of Jersey - Main Page

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Jersey, officially the Bailiwick of Jersey, is a possession of the Crown in right of Jersey, off the coast of Normandy, France. The bailiwick consists of the island of Jersey, along with surrounding uninhabited islands and rocks collectively named Les Dirouilles, Les Écréhous, Les Minquiers and Les Pierres de Lecq. Jersey is part of the ancient Duchy of Normandy, and is ruled by the Duke of Normandy - a title held by the reigning Monarch of the United Kingdom, though unrelated to those duties as king or queen of the UK.

Bailiwick of Jersey

  • French: Bailliage de Jersey
  • Norman Bailliage dé Jèrri
  • Administrative centre Saint Helier
  • Area 118.2[3] km2 (227th), 45.56 sq mi
  • The main islanders have traditional animal nicknames: - crapaud (toad) is the traditional nickname for Jersey people. Jersey has toads and snakes, which Guernsey lacks.
  • Official languages
  • English
  • French
  • Population - 2011 estimate - 97,857; Saint Helier has a population 33,500
  • Anthem:
  • God Save the Queen (official)
  • Island Home (official)
  • Motto

Parish Map

Administratively, Jersey is divided into twelve parishes. All border on the sea. They were named after the Christian saints to whom their ancient parish churches were dedicated:


Image above - by Ichwan Palongengi - Own work, Public Domain, Wiki Commons
  • Grouville (historically Saint Martin de Grouville; incorporating Les Minquiers)
  • Saint Brélade
  • Saint Clément
  • Saint Helier
  • Saint John
  • Saint Lawrence
  • Saint Martin (historically Saint Martin le Vieux; incorporating Les Écréhous)
  • Saint Mary
  • Saint Ouen
  • Saint Peter
  • Saint Saviour
  • Trinity

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