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    Jersey Geography - 1990

      Total area: 117 km2
      land area: 117 km2

      Comparative area: about 0.7 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 70 km

      Maritime claims:

      Continental shelf: 200 meters or to depth of exploitation;

      Exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 3 nm

      Climate: temperate; mild winters and cool summers

      Terrain: gently rolling plain with low, rugged hills along north coast

      Natural resources: agricultural land

      Land use: NA% arable land; NA% permanent crops; NA% meadows and pastures; NA% forest and woodland; NA% other; about 58% of land under cultivation

      Environment: about 30% of population concentrated in Saint Helier

      Note: largest and southernmost of Channel Islands; 27 km from France

      NOTE: The information regarding Jersey on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Jersey Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Jersey Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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