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Jersey Geography

 Satellite Map of Jersey Channel Islands Uk (taken from Google Maps)

The Island of Jersey measures 46 square miles and is situated in the English Channel approximately 12 miles of the coast of Normandy, France and 100 miles of the South Coast of England. Jersey is the largest and southernmost of the Channel Islands with a permanent population of nearly 90,000. Approximately 30 % are situated in the capital St. Helier.

Jersey is officially the warmest part of the British Isles. The weather in Jersey is temperate averaging 11.6 oC over the year. The terrain consists of a plateau with steep rocky cliffs to the North cut by valleys sloping down to sandy bays in the South. Jersey is divided into 12 parishes all of which boarder the sea and take their names from the Christian Saints after whom their ancient parish churches were named. Their names are St. Helier, St. Lawrence, St. Brelarde, St. Peter, St. Ouen, St. John, St. Mary, St. Saviour, St. Martin, St. Clement, Grouville and Trinity. Each parish has its own characteristics, eccentricities and identities.