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    Guernsey Geography - 2002

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

      Geographic coordinates 49 28 N, 2 35 W

      Map references Europe

      total: 78 sq km
      note: includes Alderney, Guernsey, Herm, Sark, and some other smaller islands
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 78 sq km

      Area - comparative slightly larger than Washington, DC

      Land boundaries 0 km

      Coastline 50 km

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

      Climate temperate with mild winters and cool summers; about 50% of days are overcast

      Terrain mostly level with low hills in southwest

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location on Sark 114 m

      Natural resources cropland

      Land use
      arable land: NA%
      permanent crops: NA%
      other: NA% (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land NA sq km

      Natural hazards NA

      Environment - current issues NA

      Geography - note large, deepwater harbor at Saint Peter Port

      NOTE: The information regarding Guernsey on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guernsey Geography 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guernsey Geography 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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