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   Guernsey

Introduction:
Guernsey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy, which held sway in both France and England. The islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II. Guernsey is a British crown dependency, but is not part of the UK. However, the UK Government is constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation.


Official name: Bailiwick of Guernsey
Capital: name: Saint Peter Port
geographic coordinates: 49 27 N, 2 32 W
time difference: UTC 0 (5 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Government type: parliamentary democracy
Population: 65,573 (July 2007 est.)
Languages: English, French, Norman-French dialect spoken in country districts
Official Currency: British Pound (GBP)

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Currency code: GBP
Area: total: 78 sq km
land: 78 sq km
water: 0 sq km
note: includes Alderney, Guernsey, Herm, Sark, and some other smaller islands
Climate: temperate with mild winters and cool summers; about 50% of days are overcast


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map of Guernsey


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