The island of Jersey has an area of 119.49 square kilometers (46.13 square miles), and is situated 22 kilometers (14 miles) west of Normandy, France. Jersey is part of the Channel Islands, which are named for their location in the English Channel. The capital and most populous city of Jersey is Saint Helier.
Jersey has a population of Jersey is about 97,857, of which about 34% live in the capital. The population is made up of about half Islanders, meaning Jersey-born, around 31% come from the rest of the British Isles, 7% from Portugal or its island of Madeira, 8% from around Europe, and 4% various from other places.
The indigenous language of Jersey is called Jerriais, a Norman language that was used on the island until the 19th century, when English took over. French had also been used for official purposes, and both English and French have official language status, while Jerrais is a recognized regional language, and is experiencing a renewal of teachings in school
Last Updated On : March 18, 2013