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Guernsey Geography 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Guernsey Geography 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Location:
Western Europe, islands in the English Channel, northwest of France

Geographic coordinates:
49 28 N, 2 35 W

Map references:
Europe

Area:
total: 78 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 78 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 0 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
note: includes Alderney, Guernsey, Herm, Sark, and some other smaller islands
country comparison to the world: 228

Area - comparative:
about one-half the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
0 km

Coastline:
50 km
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 3 nm
[see also: Maritime claims - territorial sea country ranks ]
exclusive fishing zone: 12 nm
[see also: Maritime claims - exclusive fishing zone country ranks ]

Climate:
temperate with mild winters and cool summers; about 50% of days are overcast

Terrain:
mostly flat with low hills in southwest

Elevation:
mean elevation: NA
[see also: Elevation - mean elevation country ranks ]
elevation extremes: lowest point: English Channel 0 m highest point: Le Moulin on Sark 114 m

Natural resources:
cropland

Irrigated land:
NA
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Natural hazards:
very large tidal variation and fast currents can make local waters dangerous

Environment - current issues:
coastal erosion, coastal flooding; declining biodiversity due to land abandonment and succession to scrub or woodland

Geography - note:
large, deepwater harbor at Saint Peter Port

NOTE: 1) The information regarding Guernsey on this page is re-published from the 2018 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guernsey Geography 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guernsey Geography 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) The assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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