Statistical information Guernsey 2000Guernsey

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Guernsey - Introduction 2000
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Background: The island of Guernsey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy which held sway in both France and England. The islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II.


Guernsey - Geography 2000
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Location: Western Europe islands in the English Channel northwest of France

Geographic coordinates: 49 28 N 2 35 W

Map referenceEurope

Area
Comparative: slightly larger than Washington DC

Land boundaries: 0 km

Coastline: 50 km

Maritime claims

Climate: temperate with mild winters and cool summers; about 50% of days are overcast

Terrain: mostly level with low hills in southwest

Elevation

Natural resources: cropland
Land use

Land use

Irrigated land: NA km²

Major rivers

Major watersheds area km²

Total water withdrawal

Total renewable water resources

Natural hazards: NA

Geography
Note: large deepwater harbor at Saint Peter Port


Guernsey - People 2000
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Population: 64,080 (July 2000 est.)
Growth rate: 0.42% (2000 est.)
Below poverty line: NA%

Nationality

Ethnic groups: UK and Norman-French descent

Languages: English French Norman-French dialect spoken in country districts

Religions: Anglican Roman Catholic Presbyterian Baptist Congregational Methodist

Demographic profile
Age structure

Age structure

Dependency ratios

Median age

Population growth rate: 0.42% (2000 est.)

Birth rate: 10.17 births/1000 population (2000 est.)

Death rate: 9.85 deaths/1000 population (2000 est.)

Net migration rate: 3.9 migrant(s)/1000 population (2000 est.)

Population distribution

Urbanization

Major urban areas

Environment
Current issues: NA

Air pollutants

Sex ratio

Mothers mean age at first birth

Maternal mortality ratio

Infant mortality rate: 5.07 deaths/1000 live births (2000 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

Total fertility rate: 1.35 children born/woman (2000 est.)

Contraceptive prevalence rate

Drinking water source

Current health expenditure

Physicians density

Hospital bed density

Sanitation facility access

Hiv/Aids

Major infectious diseases

Obesity adult prevalence rate

Alcohol consumption

Tobacco use

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

Education expenditures

Literacy

School life expectancy primary to tertiary education

Youth unemployment


Guernsey - Government 2000
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Country name

Government type: NA

Capital: Saint Peter Port

Administrative divisions: none (British crown dependency)

Dependent areas

Independence: none (British crown dependency)

National holiday: Liberation Day 9 May (1945)

Constitution: unwritten; partly statutes partly common law and practice

Legal system: English law and local statute; justice is administered by the Royal Court

International law organization participation

Citizenship

Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

Executive branch

Legislative branch: unicameral Assembly of the States (59 voting members - 12 councilors serving six-year terms half elected every three years; 33 deputies elected from multi- or single-member districts every four years; 10 representatives from parish authorities; 2 representatives from Aldenay; the bailiff and deputy bailiff; and 2 non-voting members - the Attorney General and the Solicitor General both appointed by the monarch

Judicial branch: Royal Court

Political parties and leaders: none; all independents

International organization participation: none

Diplomatic representation
In the us: none (British crown dependency)
From the us: none (British crown dependency)

Flag descriptionflag of Guernsey: white with the red cross of Saint George (patron saint of England) extending to the edges of the flag and a yellow equal-armed cross of William the Conqueror superimposed on the Saint George cross

National symbols

National anthem

National heritage


Guernsey - Economy 2000
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Economy overview: Financial services - banking fund management insurance etc. - account for about 55% of total income in this tiny Channel Island economy. Tourism manufacturing and horticulture mainly tomatoes and cut flowers have been declining. Light tax and death duties make Guernsey a popular tax haven. The evolving economic integration of the EU nations is changing the rules of the game under which Guernsey operates.

Real gdp purchasing power parity

Real gdp growth rate: 2.3% (1997 est.)

Real gdp per capita ppp

Gross national saving
Gdp composition by sector of origin

Gdp composition by end use

Gdp composition by sector of origin

Agriculture products: tomatoes greenhouse flowers sweet peppers eggplant fruit; Guernsey cattle

Industries: tourism banking

Industrial production growth rate: NA%

Labor force: NA
Labor force

Unemployment rate: 0.5% (1997 est.)

Youth unemployment

Population below poverty line: NA%

Gini index

Household income or consumption by percentage share

Distribution of family income gini index

Budget

Public debt

Taxes and other revenues

Revenue

Fiscal year: calendar year

Current account balance

Inflation rate consumer prices: 4.7% (1997 est.)

Central bank discount rate

Commercial bank prime lending rate

Stock of narrow money

Stock of broad money

Stock of domestic credit

Market value of publicly traded shares

Current account balance

Exports: $N/A
Commodities: tomatoes flowers and ferns sweet peppers eggplant other vegetables
Partners: UK (regarded as internal trade)

Imports: $N/A
Commodities: coal gasoline oil machinery and equipment
Partners: UK (regarded as internal trade)

Reserves of foreign exchange and gold

Debt external: $N/A

Stock of direct foreign investment at home

Stock of direct foreign investment abroad

Exchange rates: Guernsey pounds per US$1 - 0.6092 (January 2000) 0.6180 (1999) 0.6037 (1998) 0.6106 (1997) 0.6403 (1996) 0.6335 (1995); note - the Guernsey pound is at par with the British pound


Guernsey - Energy 2000
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Electricity access

Electricity production: NA kWh

Electricity consumption: NA kWh

Electricity exports: NA kWh

Electricity imports: NA kWh

Electricity installed generating capacity

Electricity transmission distribution losses

Electricity generation sources

Petroleum

Refined petroleum

Natural gas

Carbon dioxide emissions

Energy consumption per capita


Guernsey - Communication 2000
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Telephones fixed lines

Telephones mobile cellular: NA

Telephone system

Broadcast media

Internet country code

Internet users

Broadband fixed subscriptions


Guernsey - Military 2000
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Military expenditures

Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups


Guernsey - Transportation 2000
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National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix

Airports: 2 (1999 est.)

Airports with paved runways

Airports with unpaved runways

Heliports

Pipelines

Railways: 0 km

Roadways

Waterways

Merchant marine: none (1999 est.)

Ports and terminals


Guernsey - Transnational issues 2000
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Disputes international: none

Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs


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