Useful Facts

Some interesting facts about Jersey

  • The island of Jersey measures just 9 x 5 miles
  • Jersey is only 14 miles from the French coast
  • Due to its Southerly location, Jersey is the warmest place in the British Isles
  • Jersey is home to some of the Uk`s best beaches
  • The coastal walks offer some of the best views in Europe
  • Jersey has a wealth of multi-layered history, with many historic buildings & castles
  • The island is probably most famous for its Jersey cow, its iconic Jersey Royal Potatoes and the 1980`s detective series “Bergerac”
  • There are 12 Parishes that make up the island of Jersey
  • Each Parish has its own Anglican Church with various other churches available for worship including Methodist and Roman Catholic
  • Jersey is not part of the UK or the EU
  • Jersey is a British Crown Dependency and is the largest of the Channel Islands
  • Jersey follows GMT as in the UK
  • English is the official language
  • An ancient dialect of Norman-French (Jerriais) is still spoken by some islanders
  • Jersey is a multi-cultural society with a large influence from both Portuguese and Polish cultures
  • Jersey have their own currency which are equivalent to the UK`s with the additional £1 note still in circulation
  • Sterling currency (GBP) can be used here, but Jersey currency is NOT accepted in the Uk
  • The island is one of the world`s top offshore financial centres
  • The island is VAT free, but there is a Goods and Service Tax which currently stands at 5%

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