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Channel Islands

Coccoliths in the Celtic Sea-NASA.jpg

Hello, and welcome to the Channel Islands portal, with information relating to the 8 inhabited, and 11 uninhabited islands. The Channel Islands (in Norman they are the Îles d'la Manche, and in French the Îles Anglo-Normandes or Îles de la Manche) are an archipelago of British Crown Dependencies in the English Channel, off the French coast of Normandy. They include two separate bailiwicks: the Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Bailiwick of Jersey. They are considered the remnants of the Duchy of Normandy, and are not part of the United Kingdom. They have a total population of about 168,000 and their respective capitals, Saint Peter Port and Saint Helier, have populations of 16,488 and 33,500 respectively. The total area of the islands is 194 km2.

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Jethou (/ʒɛˈt/ zhe-TOO) is a small island that is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey in the Channel Islands, located immediately south of Herm, with an area of around 44 acres (18 ha). It is privately leased, and not open to the public. The island has an area of approximately 44 acres (18 ha), and is inhabited, as of the 1996 census, by 3 people; there is only one house. Jethou is administered by the Bailiwick of Guernsey. The island is entirely administered by the States of Guernsey; but is currently owned by Peter Ogden, a founder of Computacenter.

On the top of the island, there is a marker. It is said that pirates used to be hanged on it in chains, as was done at nearby Crevichon. Jethou is also an area where Puffins can be found, in the east.

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Carl Hester at the London 2012 Summer Olympics

Carl Hester MBE (born 29 June 1967, Sark) is a British dressage rider competing at Olympic level. As of 8 August 2012 the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) rank him 12th in the world riding Uthopia. Hester won gold at the team dressage at the 2012 Summer Olympics, with Laura Bechtolsheimer and Charlotte Dujardin. (Full article...)


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Clonque Bay on the northwest of Alderney

Photo credit: Apeto

Clonque Bay is on the northwest of Alderney, shown here with Fort Clonque in the background.

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