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    Jersey Geography 2000

      Location: Western Europe, island in the English Channel, northwest of France

      Geographic coordinates: 49 15 N, 2 10 W

      Map references: Europe

      Area:
      total: 116 sq km
      land: 116 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative: about 0.7 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: 0 km

      Coastline: 70 km

      Maritime claims:
      exclusive fishing zone: 12 nm
      territorial sea: 3 nm

      Climate: temperate; mild winters and cool summers

      Terrain: gently rolling plain with low, rugged hills along north coast

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location 143 m

      Natural resources: arable land

      Land use:
      arable land: 66%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 0%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 34%

      Irrigated land: NA sq km

      Natural hazards: NA

      Environment - current issues: NA

      Geography - note: largest and southernmost of Channel Islands; about 30% of population concentrated in Saint Helier

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