This is a list of villages, roads, and natural places from Jersey Island. Source: Geonames.
Jersey Island is officially known as the Bailiwick of Jersey, and it is a self-governing island that comes under British Crown Dependency. It not only consists of the main Jersey Island, but it also consists of some surrounding islands which are mostly uninhabited. Some rocks come under the name of Jersey Island as well.
The history of Jersey Island
Jersey Island used to be a part of the Duchy of Normandy. The dukes of Duchy of Normandy became the kings of England after 1066. However, in the 13th century, Normandy was lost by the kings of England, and that was when Jersey Island remained loyal to the British Crown. However, Jersey Island has never become a complete part of The United Kingdom. It only comes under the British Crown Dependency.
A geographical overview of Jersey Island
Jersey Island is the largest of the Channel Islands, and it is located near the coast of France on the northwest. It covers a total area of 118.2 square kilometers, including all the uninhabited lands and rocks. It is located 22 kilometers away from the Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy and on the south of Great Britain, 161 kilometers away. Jersey Island has a total of 7 kilometers of coastline.
The division of land
52% of the total area of Jersey Island is dedicated to agriculture and cultivation, while 18% comes from the natural environment. The other 24% of Jersey Island is built up.
The economy of Jersey Island
The economy here is great with the highly developed as well as services-focused GDP. It is not dependent on one field as the economy here is a mixed market economy where a huge part is supported with tourism and hospitality.
Although there used to be a network of railways, no such railways exist here now. There is a 557 kilometers long network of roads, and 124737 vehicles are registered in Jersey Island. The best part is a public transport network that holds 84 buses and covers 25 public routes making everything convenient for the public here. It is managed and operated by LibertyBus, and the same is the company that provides School bus service. Apart from that, there is a Taxi network as well as an Electronic Bike Scheme.
Demographics of Jersey Island
According to the estimate of 2019, the total population of Jersey Island is 107800. It has a density of about 912 people per square kilometer of land. Here English is the main language with most of the people speaking it. Other than that, several other languages are spoken here, including Portuguese, French, Jersey French, and several others.
The government of Jersey Island provides education with the help of state schools. There is a fee-paying option for the secondary level, while privately operated schools are also available. The curriculum followed here is the same, which England follows. However, there are a few changes, like the Jersey Studies course studied for 6 weeks by all year 4 students.