50 Facts About Jersey


Jersey was part of the Duchy of Normandy, whose dukes became kings of England from 1066.

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Jersey is a self-governing parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy, with its own financial, legal and judicial systems, and the power of self-determination.

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Jersey is not part of the United Kingdom, and has an international identity separate from that of the UK, but the UK is constitutionally responsible for the defence of Jersey.

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Channel Islands are mentioned in the Antonine Itinerary as the following: Sarnia, Caesarea, Barsa, Silia and Andium, but Jersey cannot be identified specifically because none corresponds directly to the present names.

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Jersey was occupied by Germany from 1 July 1940 until 9 May 1945, when Germany surrendered.

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Jersey is a Crown Dependency and is not part of the United Kingdom – it is officially part of the British Islands.

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Jersey's government has described Jersey as a "self-governing, democratic country with the power of self-determination".

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Jersey is a dependency of the British Crown, King Charles III reigns in Jersey.

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Jersey is a point of contact between Jersey ministers and the UK Government and carries out some functions in relation to immigration control, deportation, naturalisation and the issue of passports.

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Jersey is a distinct jurisdiction for the purposes of conflict of laws, separate from the other Channel Islands, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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Jersey law has been influenced by several different legal traditions, in particular Norman customary law, English common law and modern French civil law.

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External relations of Jersey are overseen by the External Relations Minister of the Government of Jersey.

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Jersey is a member of the British-Irish Council, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and the Assemblee parlementaire de la Francophonie.

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Jersey Independence has in the past been discussed in the States Assembly.

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Since 1 January 2021, Jersey has been part of the UK-EU Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement for the purposes of goods and fishing.

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In 2011, Jersey received controversy for calling itself "the warmest place in Britain" during an advertising campaign.

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Thanks to specialisation in a few high-return sectors, at purchasing power parity Jersey has high economic output per capita, substantially ahead of all of the world's large developed economies.

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However, this is not indicative of each individual resident's purchasing power and the actual standard of living in Jersey is comparable to that in the UK outside central London.

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Jersey is most notable for being one of the world's largest offshore finance centres.

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Jersey cattle are a small breed of cow widely known for their rich milk and cream; the quality of their meat is appreciated on a small scale.

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Public bus network in Jersey has been regulated by the Government since 2002, replacing a de-regulated, commercial service.

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Jersey has an airport and a number of ports, which are operated by Ports of Jersey.

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Jersey currency is not legal tender outside Jersey; however it is "acceptable tender" in the UK and can be surrendered at banks in exchange for UK currency.

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Jersey people are the native nation on the island, however do not form a majority of the population.

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Jersey people did not generally identify themselves as English prior to the Union of Britain.

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Jersey was culturally and geographically much closer to Normandy and there were limited cross-Channel links.

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However, wars with France, including invasions of Jersey, grew loyalty to Britain over time and the French came more and more to be seen as a distinct people.

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Jersey is constitutionally entitled to restrict immigration by non-Jersey residents, but control of immigration at the point of entry cannot be introduced for British, certain Commonwealth and EEA nationals without change to existing international law.

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Jersey is part of the Common Travel Area, a border control-free zone which encompasses the Crown Dependencies, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

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Jersey was a distant territory to the British mainland and culturally distinct .

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BBC Radio Jersey provides a radio service, and BBC Channel Islands News provides a joint television news service with Guernsey.

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Jersey has only one newspaper, the Jersey Evening Post, which is printed six days a week, and has been in publication since 1890.

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Jersey was most notable for his internationally successful debut hit Infinity and its re-releases, reaching number one in numerous European countries.

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Jersey's was born in Jersey and became an actress on the West End in the late 19th century.

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Jersey's was the first socialite to appear on stage and the first celebrity to endorse a commercial product.

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Jersey's was famous for her relationships with notable figures, including the Prince of Wales Edward VII.

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Jersey milk being very rich, cream and butter have played a large part in insular cooking.

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Rugby union in Jersey comes under the auspices of the Jersey Rugby Association, which is a member of the Rugby Football Union of England.

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Jersey is an associate member of the International Cricket Council .

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Jersey has two public indoor swimming pools: AquaSplash, St Helier and Les Quennevais, St Brelade.

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Two professional golfers from Jersey have won the Open Championship seven times between them; Harry Vardon won six times and Ted Ray won once, both around the turn of the twentieth century.

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Jersey is the earliest known Jersey writer, authoring Roman de Brut and Roman de Rou, among others.

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Gerald Durrell, the famous zoologist who set up Jersey Zoo, was an author, writing novels, non-fiction and children's books.

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Jersey was writing as a means to fund and further his conservation work.

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Jersey has four designated Ramsar sites: Les Pierres de Lecq, Les Minquiers, Les Ecrehous and Les Dirouilles and the south east coast of Jersey .

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Jersey is the home of the Jersey Zoo founded by the naturalist, zookeeper and author Gerald Durrell.

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Jersey is the only place in the British Isles where the agile frog is found.

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The remaining population of agile frogs on Jersey is very small and is restricted to the south west of the island.

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Jersey has adopted the 112 emergency number alongside its existing 999 emergency number.

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Water in Jersey is almost exclusively from rainfall-dependent surface water.

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