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Friday, October 12, 2012

JERSEY Island - My 189th Country Visitor

189th Country Visitor

The 189th country to visit my Blog comes from JERSEY.
Thanks for visiting and numbering the countries that have visited my Blog.
Let's see and learn something about JERSEY:

Jersey (jûr'zē), island (2005 est. pop. 90,800), 45 sq mi (117 sq km), in the English Channel, largest of the Channel Islands, which are dependencies of the British crown. It is 15 mi (24 km) from the Normandy coast of France and SE of Guernsey. Saint Helier, the capital, is on St. Aubin's Bay. The mild climate (plants requiring subtropical conditions grow without protection), the moderate rainfall (30–35 in./76–89 cm), and the scenery have contributed to make Jersey, like other Channel Islands, a vacation resort. The soil is generally fertile, and large quantities of vegetables (especially potatoes, tomatoes, and broccoli) and fruits are raised. Cattle raising and dairying (Jersey cattle) are also important, as is light industry. The inhabitants are mostly of Norman descent; English, French, and a Norman dialect are spoken. The Jersey Zoological Park was founded in 1959 to protect endangered animals.

FACTS AND FIGURES:
Status: Crown dependencies
Lieutenant Governor of Jersey: John McColl (2011)
Total area: 45 sq mi (117 sq km)
Populations (2011 est.): 94,949 (growth rate: 0.826%); birth rate: 11.2/1000; infant mortality rate: 3.94/1000; life expectancy: 79.6
Capital of Jersey (2003 est.): St. Helier, 28,600
Monetary units: Jersey pound
Industries:  Financial services, tourism, market gardening, and dairy farming are important industries. 
Photos:
 Jersey Island trademark (Image by: static.guim.co.uk).
 Jersey Island currencies (Image taken from www.eulah.co.uk).

*All the above facts and figures (and photos) are taken from the internet (google). I have not gone to Jersey yet... It's just for sharing and for knowledge wise. In a way, I'm promoting Jersey through this Blog...
Have a nice day...

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