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Location of Jersey within Europe.

Jersey, officially the Bailiwick of Jersey, French: Bailliage de Jersey (/ˈɜːrzi/, French: [ʒɛʁzɛ]; Jèrriais: Jèrri), is a British Crown Dependency off the coast of Normandy, France. As well as the island of Jersey itself, the bailiwick includes two groups of small islands that are no longer permanently inhabited, the Minquiers and Écréhous, and the Pierres de Lecq and other rocks and reefs.

The island is one of the eight inhabited islands of the Channel Islands.

In the 2011 census, the total resident population was estimated to be 97,857, of whom 34% live in St Helier, the island's only town.

The government is a Council of Ministers, consisting of a Chief Minister and nine ministers.

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La Cotte de St Brelade
La Cotte de St Brelade is a Paleolithic site of early habitation in St Brelade, Jersey. Cotte means "cave" in Jèrriais; the cave is also known as Lé Creux ès Fées.

Neandertals once lived here around 250,000 years ago - the earliest record we have of the occupation of the Channel Islands by an intelligent species.


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Gerald "Gerry" Malcolm Durrell, OBE was a naturalist, zookeeper, conservationist, author and television presenter. He founded what is now called the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.

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Le Pinacle in the north west of Jersey. An archaeological site. At the base of the natural monolithic stack are the remains of a Gallo-Roman fanum (small shrine) and Neolithic and Bronze Age ramparts. Iron Age finds have also been identified.

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