Jersey is one of the Channel Islands in Western Europe, north of France. Depends on the United Kingdom. It has a 70 km coastline to the Atlantic Ocean. It has a mild climate. The winters won't be too hard, the summers can be mildly cool with not being too hot. The highest point is a hill of 143 meters.
Jersey, which has been inhabited since the Stone Age, has a turbulent history. The island, where the Romans, the early Christians, the Vikings and the Scandinavians left their deep marks, moved to the British rule in 1204. This was followed by the French attack, which lasted six hundred years, but in 1815, with the defeat of the French, the island finally came to peace. Jersey, occupied by Germany in 1940, had to renew itself at the end of World War II and succeeded in this. St Helier, the center of the island, is an attractive city located in a wide bay. However, its charming, narrow streets and glamorous atmosphere hide the painful history of Jersey. During World War II, most Russian and Polish prisoners built an incredible underground hospital, building caves and tunnels inside a rocky hill, costing a lot of life. The complex at St Lawrence was later renovated to keep the memory fresh. The distress experienced by the islanders in those years explains the desire to be successful in financial matters.
Jersey's appearance is lively and varied. St Ouen Bay in the west, protected by rocky noses, consists of a large sandy beach. With its rugged hills and sheltered bays, the north shore attracts thousands of local birds. Four wetlands on the island's coastline, the Ramsar Area were selected. There are fresh water lakes and natural habitats, beautiful wooded valleys and agricultural areas in the inner parts of the island. On the island popular Jersey potatoes are grown and Jersey meat is produced with delicious dairy products.
The area of the island; 119.5 km². The Capital; Saint Helier.
Cities of Jersey
Jersey's Area Code: +44
Jersey's Currency: British pound
The two major economic pillars of Jersey are financial services and tourism. Private banking and trust management are two of the most important financial services offered. Much of the island is made up of agricultural land, but in a numerical sense agriculture has little contribution to the Jersey economy. The island is internationally recognized and respected as a well-managed place.
The distribution of the employees in the country is as follows; agriculture: 5% Industry: 2% Service: 93%
Inflation rate (at consumer prices): 4.7% (1998)
Labor force: 57,050 Unemployment rate 0.7%
Industry: Tourism, Banking, Finance, dairy products
Agricultural products: Potato, cauliflower, tomato, beef, dairy products.
Jersey's Export Products
Light industry and electrical equipment, foodstuffs, textiles.
Jersey's Import Products
Machinery and vehicles, industrial goods, foodstuffs, mineral fuels, chemicals.
Jersey's Export Countries
Jersey's Imports Countries
Nations Living in Jersey
Ethnic distribution of population: British and Norman-French descent.
Languages spoken in Jersey
Official languages; English and French. Also the Norman-French dialect.