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Jersey Geography Profile 2018

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LocationWestern Europe, island in the English Channel, northwest of France
Geographic coordinates49 15 N, 2 10 W
Map referencesEurope
Areatotal: 116 sq km
land: 116 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Area - comparativeabout two-thirds the size of Washington, DC
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline70 km
Maritime claimsterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 12 nm
Climatetemperate; mild winters and cool summers
Terraingently rolling plain with low, rugged hills along north coast
Elevation extremesmean elevation: NA
elevation extremes: lowest point: English Channel 0 m
highest point: Les Platons 136 m
Natural resourcesarable land
Land useagricultural land: 66%
arable land 66%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 0%
forest: 0%
other: 34% (2011 est.)
Irrigated landNA
Population distributionfairly even distribution; no notable trends
Natural hazardsvery large tidal variation can be hazardous to navigation
Environment - current issueshabitat and species depletion due to human encroachment; water pollution; improper solid waste disposal
Geography - notelargest and southernmost of Channel Islands; about 30% of population concentrated in Saint Helier

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on January 20, 2018