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General information
Common nameJersey
Local nameBailiwick of Jersey
Bailliage de Jersey
NameBailiwick of Jersey
Bailliage de Jersey
Anthem"God Save the Queen" (official)
"Ma Normandie" ("My Normandy") (official for occasions when distinguishing anthem required)
CapitalSaint Helier
Largest citycapital
Official languagesEnglish, French
Regional languagesJèrriais
Ethnic groups51.1% Jersey, 34.8% Britons, 6.4% Portuguese, 2.6% Irish, 1.7% French, 2.3% other white, 1.1% other
GovernmentParliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy and Crown dependency
Chief of stateElizabeth II, Duke of Normandy
Lieutenant GovernorLt. Gen. Andrew Ridgway
BailiffMichael Birt
Chief MinisterSenator Terry Le Sueur
StatusStatus (British Crown dependency)
Separation from mainland Normandy
Liberation from German occupation
9 May 1945
Total Area45 sq mi (116.6 km2) (219th)
Water %0
Population Est.91626 (190th)
Density (pop.)785.1/km2 (12th2) (2034/sq mi)
GDP PPP£3.6 billion (2003) (167th)
GDP (PPP) per capita£40,000 (2003 estimate) (6th)
Other information
HDIn/a (n/a) (n/a) (n/a)
CurrencyPound sterling³ (GBP)
Time zoneGMT4 (UTC)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+44 spec.
+44-7797, +44-7937, +44-7509
 (Jersey Telecom mobile)
 (Sure mobile)
 (Airtel-Vodafone mobile)
Patron saintSt. Helier

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Bailiwick of Jersey (c-eniconˈdʒɜrzi, -frʒɛʁzɛlang; Jèrriais: Jèrri) is a British Crown Dependency off the coast of Normandy, France. As well as the island of Jersey itself, the bailiwick includes two groups of small islands that are no longer permanently inhabited, the Minquiers and Écréhous, and the Pierres de Lecq and other rocks and reefs. Together with the Bailiwick of Guernsey, it forms the grouping known as the Channel Islands. Like the Isle of Man, Jersey is a separate possession of the Crown and is not part of the United Kingdom. Jersey has an international identity different from that of the UK, although it belongs to the Common Travel Area and the definition of "United Kingdom" in the British Nationality Act 1981 is interpreted as including the UK and the Islands together. The United Kingdom is constitutionally responsible for the defence of Jersey. Jersey is not a part of the European Union but has a special relationship with it, being treated as part of the European Community for the purposes of free trade in goods.

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