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Jersey (British crown dependency) Geography 1999

    Location: Western Europe, island in the English Channel, northwest of France

    Geographic coordinates: 49 15 N, 2 10 W

    Map references: Europe

    total: 116 sq km
    land: 116 sq km
    water: 0 sq km

    Area—comparative: about 0.7 times the size of Washington, DC

    Land boundaries: 0 km

    Coastline: 70 km

    Maritime claims:
    exclusive fishing zone: 12 nm
    territorial sea: 3 nm

    Climate: temperate; mild winters and cool summers

    Terrain: gently rolling plain with low, rugged hills along north coast

    Elevation extremes:
    lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
    highest point: unnamed location 143 m

    Natural resources: agricultural land

    Land use:
    arable land: 66%
    permanent crops: NA%
    permanent pastures: NA%
    forests and woodland: NA%
    other: 34%

    Irrigated land: NA sq km

    Natural hazards: NA

    Environment—current issues: NA

    Environment—international agreements:
    party to: NA
    signed, but not ratified: NA

    Geography—note: largest and southernmost of Channel Islands; about 30% of population concentrated in Saint Helier

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