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Guernsey:
Geography

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Background
Definition
Guernsey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy, which held sway in both France and England. The islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II. Guernsey is a British crown dependency, but is not part of the UK. However, the UK Government is constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation.
Location
Definition
Western Europe, islands in the English Channel, northwest of France
Geographic coordinates
Definition
49 28 N, 2 35 W
Map references
Definition
Europe
Area
Definition - World rank and map
total: 78 sq km
land: 78 sq km
water: 0 sq km
note: includes Alderney, Guernsey, Herm, Sark, and some other smaller islands
Area - comparative
Definition
about one-half the size of Washington, DC
Land boundaries
Definition
0 km
Coastline
Definition
50 km
Maritime claims
Definition
territorial sea: 3 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 12 nm
Climate
Definition
temperate with mild winters and cool summers; about 50% of days are overcast
Terrain
Definition
mostly level with low hills in southwest
Elevation extremes
Definition
lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: unnamed location on Sark 114 m
Natural resources
Definition
cropland
Land use
Definition - World rank and map
arable land: NA
permanent crops: NA
other: NA
Irrigated land
Definition
NA
Natural hazards
Definition
NA
Environment - current issues
Definition
NA
Geography - note
Definition
large, deepwater harbor at Saint Peter Port


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