Guernsey's flag is a red Saint George's Cross with a gold Norman cross within it. It was introduced in 1985 to differentiate Guernsey from England at international athletic events, as the two countries had previously used the same flag.
The Guernsey Flag Investigation Committee designed the flag, which was unveiled on the island on February 15, 1985. The gold cross is said to represent William the Bastard, Duke of Normandy, who received a cross like this from Pope Alexander II and flew it on his standard during the Battle of Hastings.
Since 2000, the government has employed a red ensign with a cross in the fly, as well as a blue ensign. Guernsey's flag represents the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a self-governing dependency of the British Crown.
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Guernsey is an island located in the English Channel, off the coast of Normandy, France. It is a British Crown Dependency, which means that it is self-governing and has its own laws and regulations, but it is not part of the United Kingdom. The capital of Guernsey is St. Peter Port, which is also the largest city in the island.
Guernsey has a population of approximately 66,000 people, and the official language is English. The island has a rich history, with evidence of human habitation dating back to the Neolithic period. The main religions in Guernsey are Christianity and Islam.
Guernsey has a temperate climate, with mild winters and cool summers. The island is known for its beautiful beaches and rugged coastline, which are home to a number of important species of birds and plants.
The economy of Guernsey is primarily based on financial services, with the island being home to a number of international banks and financial services companies. The tourism sector is also an important contributor to the economy, with the island's beautiful beaches and rich history attracting visitors from around the world.
As a British Crown Dependency, Guernsey is a full part of the European Union, but it is not part of the United Kingdom. The island is self-governing, with a chief minister as the head of government and a lieutenant governor as the representative of the British government.
Overall, Guernsey is a beautiful and vibrant island with a rich history and a unique culture. Its strong financial sector and growing tourism industry make it an important player in regional and international affairs.
|Country codes||GG, GGY (ISO 3166-1)|
|Official name||Bailiwick of Guernsey|
|Official languages||English, Guernésiais and French|
|Capital city||St. Peter Port|
|Time zone||UTC±00:00 (GMT) • Summer (DST) • UTC+01:00 (BST)|
|Total area||The total land area is 65 km2 (25 sq mi)|
|Highest point||Le Moulin (114 m, 374 ft)|
|GDP per capita||£ 52,531 (World Bank, 2021)|
|Currency||British pound (£, GBP), Guernsey pound (£, GGP)|
|Internet TLD||.gg (click here to find and register domain name)|
|Country Wikipedia Page||Guernsey Wikipedia Page|
Main Cities by Population in Guernsey