Overview of Jersey

Overview of Jersey
Jersey officially the Bailiwick of Jersey is a British Crown dependency located near the coast of Normandy, France. It is the second closest of the Channel Islands to France, after Alderney.


Sovereign state: United Kingdom

Separation from the Duchy of Normandy: 1204

Capital and largest city: Saint Helier

Ethnic groups (2011)

46.4% Jersey
32.7% British
8.2% Portuguese
3.3% Polish
2.4% Irish
0.9% French
3.8% Other European
1.3% Asian
0.4% African
0.7% multiracia

Religion: Church of England

Government: Parliamentary democratic constitutional monarchy

Monarch Elizabeth II


  • Total 118.2 km2 (45.6 sq mi)
  • Water (%) 0
  • Highest elevation 469 ft (143 m)


  • 2019 estimate: 106,800 (198th)
  • Density: 819/km2 (2,121.2/sq mi)

Currency: Pound sterling, Jersey pound (£) (GBP)

Time zone

UTC±00:00 (GMT)
Summer (DST)
UTC+01:00 (BST)

Driving side: left

Calling code: +44

ISO 3166 code: JE

Internet TLD: .je