Saint Peter, Jersey

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Saint Peter
Jersey parish
Welcome to Jersey sign at Jersey Airport
Welcome to Jersey sign at Jersey Airport
Coat of arms of Saint Peter
Coat of arms
Location of Saint Peter in Jersey
Location of Saint Peter in Jersey
Crown Dependency Jersey, Channel Islands
Government[1]
 • Connétable John Refault
Area
 • Total 11.6 km2 (4.5 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 4th
Elevation[2] 84 m (276 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,003
 • Density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) UTC+01 (UTC)
Postcode district JE3
Postcode sector 7

Saint Peter (Jèrriais: St Pièrre) is one of the twelve parishes of Jersey in the Channel Islands. It is in the west central part of the island. It is the only parish with two separate coastlines, stretching from St. Ouen's Bay in the west to St. Aubin's Bay in the south, and thereby cutting St. Brelade off from other parishes. The parish is the fourth-largest parish by surface area, covering 6,469 vergées (11.6 km2 (4.5 sq mi))

It borders four other parishes:

A large portion of the parish is occupied by Jersey Airport.

The traditional nickname for St. Pierrais is ventres à baînis (limpet bellies), perhaps because their parish sticks to two coasts like limpets.

Vingtaines[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 4,231 —    
1996 4,228 −0.1%
2001 4,293 +1.5%
2011 5,003 +16.5%

The parish is divided into vingtaines for administrative purposes as follows:

The parish forms one electoral district and elects one Deputy.

Education[edit]

Boundary stone in St. Ouen's Bay between St. Brelade and St. Peter

St. Peter's School is located in La Rue du Presbytère, and is a state run primary school with 164 students in 2009.[3] The fee-charging St. George's Preparatory School is located at La Hague Manor, Rue de la Hague, which is wholly owned by The Jersey Educational Trust.[4]

Notable residents[edit]

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Coordinates: 49°13′05″N 2°11′28″W / 49.21805°N 2.19109°W / 49.21805; -2.19109