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The inhabited fairly large island of Jersey is part of (the island group) Channel Islands and is located in the country of Guernsey-Jersey-Man, Western Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 22.3 km. The nearest (main) land is France and is not the country to which the island belongs. The surface-area of the island is 123.3 km2 and is therefore 0.325 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the English Channel and the total coastal length is about 60.1 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 19 km by 10.5 km (maximum width). The island is West - East oriented. The highest point is 143 meter and is named Les Platons. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 49.2 (49°43'0.9354), -2.1 (-2°12'8.5428).


The population is 91626 and the population density is thus on 790 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Saint Helier (located in the South of the island). Other places on the island are: Gorey (O), St. John (N), St. Aubin (ZZW). The island is located in the South of the country Guernsey-Jersey-Man. Direct neighboring islands of Jersey are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) Alderney Located 0 km East of the island.
2) Sark Located 29.1 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
3) Jethou Located 30.3 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
4) Herm Located 36.1 km NorthNorthWest of the island.

Note: The information described below is partly subject to change. The island is directly accessible from Western Europe by plane. An international airport is present on the island. The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 780 km. There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. There are ferry connections with car to other (neighboring) island (s). There are also (seasonal) ferry connections for pedestrians (-cyclists) with other (neighboring) island(s). Far as is known, there are good cycling opportunities on the island.



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