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Jersey Geography 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











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


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

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
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 116 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 0 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 225

Area - comparative:
about two-thirds the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
0 km

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

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 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; mild winters and cool summers

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

Elevation:
0 m lowest point: English Channel
136 highest point: Les Platons

Natural resources:
arable land

Land use:
agricultural land: 66% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
arable land: 66% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - arable land country ranks ]
permanent crops: 0% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - permanent crops country ranks ]
permanent pasture: 0% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - permanent pasture country ranks ]
forest: 0% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 34% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

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

Population distribution:
fairly even distribution; no notable trends

Natural hazards:
very large tidal variation can be hazardous to navigation

Environment - current issues:
habitat and species depletion due to human encroachment; water pollution; improper solid waste disposal

Geography - note:
largest and southernmost of Channel Islands; about 30% of population concentrated in Saint Helier

NOTE: 1) The information regarding Jersey 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 Jersey Geography 2019 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Jersey 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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