Jersey's flag is a white field with a crimson saltire cross in the center. In the upper quadrant, it also has a yellow Plantagenet crown on top of the Jersey badge. The Jersey States adopted the flag on June 12, 1979, and Queen Elizabeth II officially declared it on December 10, 1980. On April 7, 1981, it was officially hoisted for the first time.
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Jersey is a small island country located in the English Channel, just off the coast of France. The island is part of the Channel Islands and is the largest of the group. It has a population of around 100,000 people, and is a self-governing Crown Dependency with its own financial, legal, and judicial systems. The island has a strong Norman-French culture, and is known for its historic dialect of the Norman language, Jèrriais.
Jersey has a thriving financial services industry, which accounts for around 40% of its gross value added. The island is also a popular destination for tourists, with its beautiful beaches, stunning coastal scenery, and rich cultural heritage. The island has a strong British influence, with English being the main language and the pound sterling being the primary currency.
Despite its small size, Jersey has a rich history dating back to the medieval period. The island was part of the Duchy of Normandy, and its dukes became kings of England in the 11th century. In the 13th century, the island was lost by the English, but remained loyal to the Crown. Today, Jersey is a self-governing parliamentary democracy, with a constitutional monarchy and the power of self-determination. The island is not part of the United Kingdom, but the UK is responsible for its defence.
In summary, Jersey is a small but influential island country with a rich history and cultural heritage. Its financial services industry, beautiful beaches, and strong British influence make it a unique and attractive destination.
|Country codes||JE, JEY (ISO 3166-1)|
|Official name||Bailiwick of Jersey|
|Official languages||English, Norman (Jèrriais) and French|
|Religion||39% non-religious, 23% Anglican, 22% Catholic, 7% Other Christian, 2% Other religion|
|Capital city||Saint Helier|
|Time zone||UTC±00:00 (GMT) • Summer (DST) • UTC+01:00 (BST)|
|Population density||39 per Km2 (102 people per mi2)|
|Total area||The total land area is 119.6 km2 (46.2 sq mi)|
|Highest point||Les Platons (143 m, 469 ft)|
|Lowest point||English Channel|
|GDP per capita||£ 45,783 (World Bank, 2021)|
|Currency||British pound (£, GBP), Jersey pound (£, JEP)|
|Internet TLD||.je (click here to find and register domain name)|
|Country Wikipedia Page||Jersey Wikipedia Page|
Main Cities by Population in Jersey