Channel Islands Quick Facts & Figures

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The Channel Islands are located in the English Channel between the south English coast and the north French coast. The Channel Islands are British Crown Dependencies that are not part of the United Kingdom or the European Union, the islands defence and foreign affairs are represented by the British government. The Channel Islands enjoy a milder climate than most of the UK due to its location.

The Channel Islands has been a popular holiday destination for many years, located just of the English mainland there are miles of scenic coastline and beaches, charming small towns and villages full of character and plenty of open spaces allowing visitors to get away from it all. A visit here can be done in a day with flights taking 45 minutes from London, weekend or longer offering visitors with plenty of options. Local attractions & places of interest include the Jersey Zoo, Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery, Hamptonne Country Life Museum, Shell Garden, Elizabeth Castle, and Jersey Lavender Farm There are a number of historic buildings, castles, museums and galleries for visitors to explore in the area.

The area is host to a number of local festivals, shows, fairs and concerts throughout the year

Channel Islands Quick Facts

Population: 163,857

Location: In English Channel between southern English and northern French coasts.

Area total: 194 sq km

Languages: English, French, Jèrriais, Guernésiais, Sercquiais

Dialling Code: 01534 (Jersey), 01481 (Guernsey, Sark and Alderney)

Postcode Area JE (Jersey), GY (Guernsey, Sark and Alderney)

Closest Airports: Jersey Airport & Guernsey Airport.

Local Food: Bean Crock (stew), Jersey Milk, Jersey Royal Potatoes, Artisan Cheeses, Local wines, beers, cider and seafood varieties.

Nearest Towns & Villages: Saint Helier, St Mary, St John, Trinity, St Martin, St Peter Port, Les Martins and St Anne.

Famous Attractions: Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery, Hamptonne Country Life Museum, Shell Garden, Elizabeth Castle, Jersey Zoo and Jersey Lavender Farm.

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