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Guernsey Geography 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Guernsey Geography 2019
SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

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
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:
0 m lowest point: English Channel
114 highest point: Le Moulin on Sark

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 2019 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guernsey Geography 2019 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guernsey Geography 2019 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They 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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