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    Jersey Geography - 1991

      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:
      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: arable land NA%; permanent crops NA%; meadows and pastures NA%; forest and woodland NA%; other NA%; 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 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Jersey Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Jersey Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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