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Jersey    Geography Top of Page
Location: Western Europe, island in the English Channel, northwest of France
Geographic coordinates: 49 15 N, 2 10 W
Map references: Europe
Area: total:  116 sq km

land:  116 sq km

water:  0 sq km
Area - comparative: about 0.7 times the size of Washington, DC
Land boundaries: 0 km
Coastline: 70 km
Maritime claims: exclusive fishing zone:  12 NM

territorial sea:  3 NM
Climate: temperate; mild winters and cool summers
Terrain: gently rolling plain with low, rugged hills along north coast
Elevation extremes: lowest point:  Atlantic Ocean 0 m

highest point:  unnamed location 143 m
Natural resources: arable land
Land use: arable land:  66%

permanent crops:  0%

permanent pastures:  0%

forests and woodland:  0%

other:  34%
Irrigated land: NA sq km
Natural hazards: NA
Environment - current issues: NA
Geography - note: largest and southernmost of Channel Islands; about 30% of population concentrated in Saint Helier

 

Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook








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