Jersey Geography - 2021


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Western Europe, island in the English Channel, northwest of France

Geographic coordinates

49 15 N, 2 10 W

Map references



total: 116 sq km

land: 116 sq km

water: 0 sq km

country comparison to the world: 224

Area - comparative

about two-thirds the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries

total: 0 km


70 km

Maritime claims

territorial sea: 12 nm

exclusive fishing zone: 12 nm


temperate; mild winters and cool summers


gently rolling plain with low, rugged hills along north coast


highest point: Les Platons 136 m

lowest point: English Channel 0 m

Natural resources

arable land

Land use

agricultural land: 66% (2018 est.)

arable land: 66% (2018 est.)

permanent crops: 0% (2018 est.)

permanent pasture: 0% (2018 est.)

forest: 0% (2018 est.)

other: 34% (2018 est.)

Irrigated land


Population distribution

fairly even distribution; no notable trends

Natural hazards

very large tidal variation can be hazardous to navigation

Geography - note

largest and southernmost of Channel Islands; about 30% of population concentrated in Saint Helier

NOTE: The information regarding Jersey on this page is re-published from the 2021 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Jersey 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Jersey 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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