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    Jersey Geography 1998

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

      Geographic coordinates 49 15 N, 2 10 W

      Map references Europe

      total: 116 sq km
      land: 116 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative about 0.7 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries 0 km

      Coastline 70 km

      Maritime claims
      exclusive fishing zone: 12 nm
      territorial sea: 3 nm

      Climate temperate; mild winters and cool summers

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

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location 143 m

      Natural resources agricultural land

      Land use
      arable land: 66%
      permanent crops: NA%
      permanent pastures: NA%
      forests and woodland: NA%
      other: 34%

      Irrigated land NA sq km

      Natural hazards NA

      Environment - current issues NA

      Environment - international agreements
      party to: NA
      signed, but not ratified: NA

      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 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Jersey Geography 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Jersey Geography 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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