Bailiwick of Guernsey is located in the west of the European Continent, with a population of 65,345, making it the 204th
largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Saint Peter Port with a total population of 16,488. The country
encompasses 78 square kilometers making it the 228th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with the English
Channel and the Atlantic Ocean.
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is recognized as the Chief of State and, along with Heir Apparent Prince Charles,
achieves that status through heredity and holds that position for life or abdication. She is represented by Lieutenant Governor
Air Marshal Peter Walker. Chief Minister Peter Harwood and Bailiff Richard Collas are recognized as the Heads of
Government and achieves that status through election by the States of Deliberation and holds that position for four years. Its
form of government is a British Crown Dependency and though they have a constitution it is unwritten. Their government
operates under a series of statutes, common law and practice.
The languages commonly or officially spoken are English, French, and a Norman-French dialect is spoken in country
districts. It counts among its major religions Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Baptist, Congregational and Methodist.
As sources of mass communication it has 1 AM, 1 FM and 1 Television stations.
Major geographical features are an unnamed location on Sark Island, its highest point at 114 meters and the Atlantic Ocean, its
lowest point at 0 meters. Its principal waterway is the Atlantic Ocean, which measures 50 kilometers of coastline.
Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are tourism and banking. Its official currency
is the British Pound though there is also a Guernsey Pound.
Here’s something you may not know about Guernsey. Guernsey is a British crown dependency, but is not part of the United
|Guernsey Cattle at
|Saint Peter Port-
Guernsey's capital and
chapel in the world
|The Port of Saint Anne
on the Atlantic Ocean-
Guernsey's lowest point
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People Living with HIV/AIDS:
|Bean Jar- a traditional
Guernseyan dish of
beans and pork
|Fort at St. Anne on
|Fort Saumarez on
|Guernsey folk dancers
in traditional dress of
|Pot Bay on Little Sark
|The Landing on
|12th Century Windmill
on Sark Island-
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|Brechou- a private
island off the coast of
|La Coupee- a narrow
Little Sark to Sark
|Jethou Island from the
coast of Herm Island