Jersey BASIC INFOMATION
|LOCAL TIME||YOUR TIME|
|LOCAL TIME ZONE||TIMEZONE DIFFERENCE|
|UTC/GMT 0 HOURS|
|latitude / longitude|
|49°13'2 / 2°8'27|
|JE / JEY|
|English 94.5% (official)|
other 0.9% (2001 census)
TYPE C EUROPEAN 2-PIN|
TYPE G BRITISH 3-PIN
|Jersey banks list|
The history of the Jersey Region can be traced back to 933 when the Channel Islands were annexed by William the Longsword, Duke of Normandy, and became part of the Duchy of Normandy. Later, their sons became the King of England and the Channel Islands became part of the United Kingdom. Although the French regained the Normandy region in 1204, they did not take back the Channel Islands at the same time, making these islands a modern witness to this period of medieval historical sites. During the Second World War, Jersey and Guernsey were occupied by German forces. The occupation period lasted from May 1, 1940 to May 9, 1945. It was the only British territory controlled by Germany during World War II.
Because of the milder weather in the south of the United Kingdom, Jersey is one of the most popular holiday destinations for the British. The tourism industry coupled with the independent low tax environment makes the service finance industry gradually become The main financial force. In addition, the animal husbandry of Jersey is also quite famous. Jersey cattle and flower cultivation on the island are very important output products.
The capital of Jersey is St. Helier, and the circulation uses the British pound, but at the same time it has its own currency. It is also a tax evasion paradise for the British; it is an international financial center with 100 billion pounds. In addition to English as the official language, many people on the island also speak French as their mother tongue, so French is also one of the official languages of the administrative region.
The residents of Jersey are mostly of Norman descent, with Breton descent. Saint Helier, Saint Clement, Goli and Saint Aubin are populated areas. The current government agency is the Council of Ministers under the leadership of the Supreme Official of the United Kingdom. The large farm mainly produces dairy products and raises Jersey dairy cows for export. The small farm produces potatoes and tomatoes. Greenhouse cultivation of flowers, tomatoes and vegetables is also important. The tourism industry is developed. There are passenger and freight ships to and from Guernsey, Weymouth (in England) and the Port of Saint-Malo (in France), and freighters to and from London and Liverpool. Air lines extend in all directions. The Jersey Zoo was established in 1959 to protect endangered animals. The population is about 87,800 (2005)
Jersey is the largest and most important island in the British Channel Islands. Located in the southernmost part of the archipelago. It is about 29 kilometers from Guernsey to the north and 24 kilometers from the coast of Normandy in the east. The northern terrain is rugged, the coast is steep, and the hinterland is a densely forested plateau. Raise dairy cows, grow fruits, potatoes, early fresh vegetables and flowers. There is also tourism. The traditional knitting industry has declined. Tourists and freighters contacted London, Liverpool and Saint Malo in France. There is the Jersey Zoo. Saint Helier, the capital.
The nominal head of state of Jersey is Elizabeth II, Duke of Normandy (Jersey is a part of the Channel Islands, and according to the Salic succession law, women cannot inherit the territory. The compromise is that the female heir inherits the male title), After changing the head to the prime ministerial system, the highly autonomous Jersey Administrative Region has its own tax and legislative system, its own House of Representatives, and even issues its own Jersey Pound (its currency is equivalent to the English Pound and can be used in the UK).