Facts and information on Guernsey

General information on Guernsey:

The island of Guernsey, a part of the Channel Islands, is a kind of heritage of the former Dukedom of Normondy, that influenced French and English histories.

Geographical information on Guernsey:

Geographical Position: Western Europe, northwest of France

Map Ref Latitude & Longitude 49 degrees 30’ North, 2 degrees 30’ West

Total Land & Sea Area: Total: 80 square kilometres Sea Area0 square kilometres land area: 80 square kilometres

Land boundaries: 0 kilometres Coastal Length: 60 kilometres

Climatological Conditions:

moderate Country terrain: Plains with some hills in the southwestern areas.

Highest & Lowest Elevations: Lowest elevation: Atlantic Ocean at mean sea level highest point: unnamed site: 115 meters

Natural resources: cropland

Geopolitical information on Guernsey:

People Guernsey:

Population: 65,000 (July 2003 estimate.) Age structure: Under 15: 16 percent From 15 to 65: 67 percent Over 65: 17 percent Median age: Total: 40 years male: 39 years female: 41 years (2002) Population growth rate: 0.3 percent (2003 estimate.) Birth rate: 9 births per thousand population (2003 estimate.) Death rate: 10 deaths per thousand population (2003 estimate.) Net migration rate: 3.9 migrant per thousand population (2003 estimate.)

Infant mortality rate: Total: 4.9 deaths per thousand live births female: 4 deaths per thousand live births (2003 estimate.) male: 5.5 deaths per thousand live births Life expectancy at birth: total population: 80 years male: 77 years female: 83 years (2003 estimate.) Total fertility rate: 1.5 children born/woman (2003 estimate.) Nationality: Channel Islander

Ethnicities: UK and Normon-French

Religious information on Guernsey: Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Baptist, Congregational, Methodist

Languages: English, French, Normon-French dialect.

Government Guernsey:

Bailiwick of Guernsey Guernsey Dependency status: British crown dependency Capital city: Saint Peter Port

Independence: none (British crown dependency) National holiday: Liberation Day, 9 May (1945) Constitution: unwritten; half statutes, half common law and practice Legal system: English law and local statute;

Suffrage: All citizens eligible to vote from the age of 18 years

Executive branch: Head of State: Queen ELIZABETH II Head of government: Lieutenant Governor and Commander-in-Chief cabinet: Advisory and Finance Committee Legislative branch: unicameral Assembly of the States; Judicial branch Royal Court

Economy information on Guernsey:

Economy - overview: It is mainly based on financial services like banking, fund management, insurance. Tourism, manufacturing, and horticulture are the second source of revenues but the place is overall famous for being a tax haven.

GDP - Gross Domestic Product: - $USD1 billion (1999 estimate.) GDP - Gross Domestic Product - growth rate: 6 percent (1999 estimate.) GDP - Gross Domestic Product - per capita: - $USD30,000 (1999 estimate.) GDP - Gross Domestic Product - composition by sector: agriculture: 5 percent industry: 10 percent services: 85 percent (2000) Inflation rate (consumer prices): 4 percent (2000 estimate.) Labor force: 31,000 (2000) rate of unemployment: 0.3 percent (1999 estimate.)

Budget: incomes: $USD381 million spending: $USD369 million, (2000 estimate.)

Industries: Mainly banking and tourism.

Agriculture - products:

Horticulture, sweet peppers; beef.

Exports - commodities: Horticulture, sweet peppers. Exports - partners: UK

Imports - commodities: Hydrocarbons, coal, plant. Imports - partners: UK

Currency: British pound (GBP); Currency code: GBP

Communications information on Guernsey:

Telephones: 44,000 (1996)

Radio broadcast stations: Amplitude Modulation 1, Frequency Modulation 1, SW 0 (1998) Television stations: 2 (1997) Internet country code: .gg

Travel information on Guernsey:

Railroad networks: 5 kilometres Roading System: Total: NA kilometres Airports: 3 (2002)

Military information on Guernsey:

Defense is the responsibility of the UK
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