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Jersey: Interesting Facts

Please take a moment to read some of the interesting facts about Jersey below:

  • Jersey is just 9 x 5 miles in size (45 square miles) making it smaller than Greater London!
  • Jersey has been an island for 8,000 years
  • Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands and is divided into 12 parishes
  • Jersey has a population of around 87,186 with 52% of population born here
  • Many of the older houses in Jersey have a witch's seat in them, which comprise stones that jut out of the houses' gables. The islanders believed that by providing a seat for passing witches to rest on would prevent them from falling foul of evil spells!
  • Jersey's original airport was located on the beach at St Aubin's Bay!
  • Jersey was a favourite holiday destination of the Father of Communism Karl Marx.
  • There is a prehistoric forest buried beneath St Ouen's Bay beach.
  • The people from Jersey and Guernsey think they are descendants of fairies, known on the islands as "pouques" (pronounced "pooks")! The last reported sighting of a fairy was in the early 1900's!
  • The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles occupied by the Germans in World War II.
  • Jersey was the home in exile of French playwright and author Victor Hugo
  • Jersey is not tax-free Jersey is not tax-free - income tax, duties paid on certain goods (3% goods and services tax (GST) and by other taxes and revenues are in place, however VAT is not charged in Jersey