18 Cool Facts About Guernsey

Guernsey is a small island in the English channel that is not part of the United Kingdom as many believe. The island is close to Normandy and the Guernsey population is about 65,000 people.

 

18 Cool Facts About Guernsey

  1. Guernsey is situated in the English passage of the coastline of Normandy
  2. It doesn’t have any bordering countries, its neighbors are France in the south and east, England to the North and Jersey in the South East.
  3. Here are the coordinates for Guernsey, 4500° N, 2.5500°
  4. Guernsey total land mass is 78 square kilometers {30 square miles}
  5. In the year 2014, Guernsey’s population was 62,711
  6. Guernsey’s capital, St Peter Port has a population of 18,207 in the year 2014 and a land mass of 6.5 square kilometers.
  7. Guernsey is neither a member of the European Union nor the United Kingdom, it is a British Crown Dependency
  8. Laws and legislation such as local taxes are passed via a parliament called “the states of Deliberation”
  9. Guernsey became an island due to the sea levels rising and it broke out from France around 6000 BC
  10. Victor Hugo wrote the Les Miserables while residing in Guernsey
  11. 82 years is the average lifespan around here, which ranks it the 8th highest worldwide
  12. Guernésiai and English are the official languages of Guernsey
  13. The official currency of Guernsey is the Guernsey pounds, though you can also spend the British pound
  14. The landscape is perfect for exploring and walking in the green beautiful coastline
  15. One of the local delicacies is the GuernseyGâche, a local Guernsey bread made with sultanas, mixed peel and raisins before being served with traditional butter.
  16. Guernsey dairy products such as butter, milk, ice cream and cheese are widespread. They also grow vegetables, flowers and fruits
  17. Guernsey have a fast-growing economy such as the service-based businesses, banking and manufacturing industries.
  18. Guernsey exports meat products, vegetables and fruits and dairy products

 

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