Guernsey, the second largest of the Channel Islands, is located in the English Channel less than 50 km west of Normandy. Together with the smaller islands of Alderney, Sark, Herm, Jethou, Brechou and Lihou, Bailiwick of Guernsey is formed.
|Capital:||St. Peter Port|
|Biggest city:||St. Peter Port|
|Population:||65 600 (2013)|
|Population density:||836 residents per km²|
|Life expectancy:||79 years|
|Currency:||British pound (GBP)
1 pound = 11.13 kr
|Time difference:||-1 hour|
|Electricity:||240 V AC, 50 Hz|
|National Day:||Guernsey does not have an official national day|
|Country area code:||44|
|2-Letter country abbreviation:||GG|
|Business:||finance, tourism, crafts, horticulture|
|Climate:||temperate; mild winters and cool summers|
Guernsey does not belong to the United Kingdom but has a special status under the British Crown. Guernsey has its own legislative parliament as well as its own administration. However, the validity of the laws depends on the consent of the British Crown. With a few exceptions, Guernsey is outside the EU.
Liberal tax and customs laws have made Guernsey a successful financial center, which, along with tourism, is the country’s top source of income. It has an international airport in La Villiaze as well as several ferry connections to England, France and the other Channel Islands. Since 1969, Guernsey has had its own stamps.
CLIMATE AND WEATHER
Weather in St. Peter Port
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