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Guernsey

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Jan 3, 2022

The Bailiwick of Guernsey (French: Guernesey, Guernesiais: Guernési, Sercquiais: Gyernëzi) is a group of islands in the English Channel, part of the Channel Islands.

Capital Saint Peter Port
Currency pound sterling (GBP)
Guernsey pound (GGP)
Population 65.3 thousand (2012)
Electricity 230 volt / 50 hertz (BS 1363, Europlug)
Country code +44
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time
Emergencies 112, 999
Driving side left
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  • Guernsey Island – smaller than Jersey and pretty, with a smaller town but less open countryside than Jersey.
  • Alderney – highest number of pubs per head of population in the Islands, and with a lot of accessible open countryside. A centre for e-gambling.
  • Sark – the last feudal society in Europe.
  • Herm – a tiny, lovely island off Guernsey where Guernsey people go for a day out.
  • Jethou a tiny island off Guernsey with a handful of houses on it.
  • Lihou – a tiny island off Guernsey reachable by a tidal causeway where there are interesting monastic ruins.
  • Burhou – a tiny island off Alderney. A bird sanctuary where the former farmer’s cottage can be rented from the Alderney Government.
  • Brecquou – a privately owned island owned by two brothers (the Barclays) who are reclusive billionaires.
  • Les Casquettes (“The Caskets”) – small group of rocky islets formerly inhabited by a lighthouse keeper, now uninhabited and the site of an automatic light.
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