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Guernsey Facts

What is the capital of Guernsey?

Capital Saint Peter Port
Government Type parliamentary democracy (States of Deliberation)
Currency Pound Sterling (GBP)
Total Area 30 Square Miles
78 Square Kilometers
Location Western Europe, islands in the English Channel, northwest of France
Language English, French, Norman-French dialect spoken in country districts
GDP - real growth rate 0.9%
GDP - per capita (PPP) $52,300.00 (USD)

Guernsey Demographics

What is the population of Guernsey?

Ethnic Groups UK and Norman-French descent
Nationality Noun Channel Islander(s)
Population 67,052
Population Growth Rate 0.38%
Urban Population 31.200000

Guernsey Government

What type of government does Guernsey have?

Executive Branch chief of state: King CHARLES III (since 8 September 2022); represented by Lieutenant-Governor Richard CRIPWELL (since 15 February 2022)

previous chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952)

head of government: Chief Minister Peter FERBRACHE (since 16 October 2020); Bailiff Richard McMAHON (since 11 May 2020); note - the chief minister is the president of the Policy and Resources Committee and is the de facto head of government; the Policy and Resources Committee, elected by the States of Deliberation, functions as the executive; the 5 members all have equal voting rights

cabinet: none

elections/appointments: the monarchy is hereditary; lieutenant governor and bailiff appointed by the monarch; chief minister, who is the president of the Policy and Resources Committee indirectly elected by the States of Deliberation for a 4-year term; last held on 7 October 2020 (next to be held in 2024)

election results:

2020: Peter FERBRACHE (independent) elected president of the Policy and Resources Committee and chief minister: percent of States of Guernsey vote - 57.5%

2016: Gavin ST. PIER (independent) elected president of the Policy and Resources Committee and chief minister
Suffrage 16 years of age; universal
Citizenship see United Kingdom
National Holiday Liberation Day, 9 May (1945)
Constitution history: unwritten; includes royal charters, statutes, and common law and practice

amendments: new laws or changes to existing laws are initiated by the States of Deliberation; passage requires majority vote; many laws have been passed; in 2019, 60 laws were passed
Independence none (British Crown dependency)

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Guernsey Geography

What environmental issues does Guernsey have?

Climate temperate with mild winters and cool summers; about 50% of days are overcast
Environment - Current Issues NA
Terrain mostly level with low hills in southwest

Guernsey Economy

How big is the Guernsey economy?

Economic Overview Financial services accounted for about 21% of employment and about 32% of total income in 2016 in this tiny, prosperous Channel Island economy. Construction, manufacturing, and horticulture, mainly tomatoes and cut flowers, have been declining. Financial services, professional services, tourism, retail, and the public sector have been growing. Light tax and death duties make Guernsey a popular offshore financial center.
Industries tourism, banking
Currency Name and Code Pound Sterling (GBP)
Export Partners UK (regarded as internal trade)
Import Partners UK (regarded as internal trade)

Guernsey News and Current Events

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