Jersey, formally denominated Bailiwick of Jersey (English), and Bailliage de Jersey (French) is an island on the English Channel, off the northwest coast of France and south of England. Jersey is a self-governing British Crown dependency, and one of the few remainders of the Dukedom of Normandy (911-1259).
English is the official language, although the French, as well as the regional language Jèrriais are recognised and spoken idioms in Jersey.
Saint Helier is the administrative centre of Jersey, situated on the south coast of the island, along St. Aubin’s Bay. On this bay there is a famous tidal island where stands Elizabeth Castle. This is a must-see landmark when in Jersey, and at low tide you may get there on foot through a causeway!
Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands (Îles Normandes, Anglo-Normandes), has beaches to be enjoyed, walking paths along the marvellous cliffs and historical landmarks. It is a known resort island with a variety of hotels, pubs, nightclubs, and other recreational opportunities such as boat trips.
To explore Jersey there are car rental agencies available such as in the ferry terminal in St. Helier.
Population: over 1 hundred thousand inhabitants
Capital: Saint Helier
Other major cities: Saint Peter, Saint Saviour, Saint Martin
Main attractions: Elisabeth Castle (tidal island), Mont Orgueil (also known as Gorey Castle and Vièr Châté by Jèrriais speakers), La Corbière Lighthouse, Jersey War Tunnels, La Hougue Bie Museum, Jersey Museum & Art Gallery and Merchant's House, Jersey Lavender, The Botanic Gardens at Samarès Manor, Durrell Wildlife Park (Jersey's Zoo), Steam Motor & General Museum, The Channel Islands Military Museum, Sailing trips, walking tours during low tide (including Oyster Trail, Wild Vegetables of the Ocean Foraging and Moon Walks), Beaches, Shopping in Saint Helier
Nearest Airports: Jersey Airport (JER)