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:
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
0 kilometres Coastal Length: 60 kilometres
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
Geopolitical information on Guernsey:
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
UK and Normon-French
Religious information on Guernsey: Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Baptist, Congregational, Methodist
Languages: English, French, Normon-French dialect.
Bailiwick of Guernsey Guernsey Dependency status:
British crown dependency Capital city:
Saint Peter Port
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;
All citizens eligible to vote from the age of 18 years
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
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.)
incomes: $USD381 million spending: $USD369 million, (2000 estimate.)
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
British pound (GBP); Currency code: GBP
Communications information on Guernsey: Telephones:
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:
Military information on Guernsey:
Defense is the responsibility of the UK
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