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Basic facts
The country
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Capital:Saint Peter Port
Area:194 sq km
Population:64,080 (2000 Estimate)


Exports:tomatoes, flowers and ferns, sweet peppers, eggplant, other vegetables

Industry:tourism, banking

Agriculture:tomatoes, greenhouse flowers, sweet peppers, eggplant, fruit, Guernsey cattle

Currency:Guernsey pound consisting of 100 pence

Natural resources:cropland


The people

Ethnic:UK and Norman-French descent


Religion:Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Baptist, Congregational, Methodist


The history


Government:The Bailiwick of Guernsey which consists of four main islands: Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm - has its own constitution which makes it almost a self-governing member of the Commonwealth. However, Guernsey's legislation occasionally has to be approved by the Queen in Council before it can be enacted locally.

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