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    Guernsey Geography 2000

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

      Geographic coordinates: 49 28 N, 2 35 W

      Map references: Europe

      total: 194 sq km
      land: 194 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      note: includes Alderney, Guernsey, Herm, Sark, and some other smaller islands

      Area - comparative: slightly larger than Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: 0 km

      Coastline: 50 km

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

      Climate: temperate with mild winters and cool summers; about 50% of days are overcast

      Terrain: mostly level with low hills in southwest

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location on Sark 114 m

      Natural resources: cropland

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

      Irrigated land: NA sq km

      Natural hazards: NA

      Environment - current issues: NA

      Geography - note: large, deepwater harbor at Saint Peter Port

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