Jersey Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Total > Per capita: Total area in square kilometers Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water > Per capita: Total water area in square kilometers Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Elevation extremes > Lowest point: This entry is derived from Geography > Elevation extremes, which includes both the highest point and the lowest point.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Note: This entry includes miscellaneous geographic information of significance not included elsewhere.
  • Google Street View, year added: Year in which country was first covered by Google Street View.
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Land use > Other: The percentage share of used land that is not arable or under permanent crops. This includes permanent meadows and pastures, forests and woodlands, built-on areas, roads, barren land, etc.
  • Land use > Permanent crops: The percentage share of used land on which permanent crops are grown. This is land cultivated for crops that are not replanted after each harvest like citrus, coffee, and rubber. It includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Map references: The name of the CIA World Factbook reference map on which a country may be found. The entry on Geographic coordinates may be helpful in finding some smaller countries.
  • Marine Coastline: Length of each country's coastline in kilometers.
  • Maritime claims > Exclusive fishing zone: Exclusive fishing zone - while this term is not used in the LOS Convention, some States (e.g. the United Kingdom) have chosen not to claim an EEZ, but rather to claim jurisdiction over the living resources off their coast; in such cases, the term exclusive fishing zone is often used.
  • Maritime claims > Territorial sea: territorial sea - the sovereignty of a coastal State extends beyond its land territory and internal waters to an adjacent belt of sea, described as the territorial sea in the LOS Convention (Part II); this sovereignty extends to the air space over the territorial sea as well as its underlying seabed and subsoil; every State has the right to establish the breadth of its territorial sea up to a limit not exceeding 12 nautical miles. A full and definitive definition can be found in the Law of the Sea (LOS) Convention.
  • Natural hazards: Potential natural disasters.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Population density: People per square kilometre, in 1999. At this time the world average was 14.42.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
Area > Comparative about two-thirds the size of Washington, DC 2013
Area > Comparative to US places about two-thirds the size of Washington, DC 2008
Area > Land 116 sq km 2008 214th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 1.27 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 211th out of 224
Area > Total 116 sq km 2013 224th out of 251
Area > Total > Per capita 1.27 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 215th out of 228
Area > Water 0.0 2013 234th out of 246
Area > Water > Per capita 0.0 2005 208th out of 216
Climate temperate; mild winters and cool summers 2013
Coastline 70 km 2014 171st out of 242
Elevation extremes > Highest point unnamed elevation 143 m 2013
Elevation extremes > Lowest point Atlantic Ocean 0 m 2013
Geographic coordinates 49 15 N, 2 10 W 2013
Note largest and southernmost of Channel Islands; about 30% of population concentrated in Saint Helier 2013
Google Street View, year added 2,011 2014 41st out of 73
Land boundaries 0 2005
Land use > Arable land 0.0 2011 233th out of 239
Land use > Other 100% 2005 23th out of 241
Land use > Permanent crops 0.0 2011 231st out of 239
Location Western Europe, island in the English Channel, northwest of France 2013
Map references Europe 2013
Marine Coastline 70 km 2014 171st out of 242
Maritime claims > Exclusive fishing zone 12 nautical mile 2013 29th out of 32
Maritime claims > Territorial sea 3 nautical mile 2013 198th out of 198
Natural hazards NA 2011
Natural resources arable land 2013
Population density 773.46 people per sqkm 1999 12th out of 255
Terrain gently rolling plain with low, rugged hills along north coast 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; Wikipedia: Google Street View (Coverage); CIA Factbook: List of countries by coastline size; Heal The World Foundation.



Jersey Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 8 Land use 3

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