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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Guernsey 
  n  :  breed  of  dairy  cattle  from  the  island  of  Guernsey  [syn:  {Guernsey}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Guernsey,  IA  (city,  FIPS  33285) 
  Location:  41.64925  N,  92.34309  W 
  Population  (1990):  70  (36  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  50172 
  Guernsey,  OH 
  Zip  code(s):  43749 
  Guernsey,  WY  (town,  FIPS  34320) 
  Location:  42.26631  N,  104.74433  W 
  Population  (1990):  1155  (574  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  82214 
 
  From  The  CIA  World  Factbook  (1995)  [world95]: 
 
  Guernsey 
 
  (British  crown  dependency) 
 
  Guernsey:Geography 
 
  Location:  Western  Europe,  islands  in  the  English  Channel,  northwest  of 
  France 
 
  Map  references:  Europe 
 
  Area: 
  total  area:  194  sq  km 
  land  area:  194  sq  km 
  comparative  area:  slightly  larger  than  Washington,  DC 
  note:  includes  Alderney,  Guernsey,  Herm,  Sark,  and  some  other  smaller 
  islands 
 
  Land  boundaries:  0  km 
 
  Coastline:  50  km 
 
  Maritime  claims: 
  exclusive  fishing  zone:  200  nm 
  territorial  sea:  3  nm 
 
  International  disputes:  none 
 
  Climate:  temperate  with  mild  winters  and  cool  summers;  about  50%  of 
  days  are  overcast 
 
  Terrain:  mostly  level  with  low  hills  in  southwest 
 
  Natural  resources:  cropland 
 
  Land  use: 
  arable  land:  NA% 
  permanent  crops:  NA% 
  meadows  and  pastures:  NA% 
  forest  and  woodland:  NA% 
  other:  NA% 
 
  Irrigated  land:  NA  sq  km 
 
  Environment: 
  current  issues:  NA 
  natural  hazards:  NA 
  international  agreements:  NA 
 
  Note:  large  deepwater  harbor  at  Saint  Peter  Port 
 
  Guernsey:People 
 
  Population:  64,353  (July  1995  est.) 
 
  Age  structure: 
  0-14  years:  18%  (female  5,664;  male  5,892) 
  15-64  years:  66%  (female  21,574;  male  21,030) 
  65  years  and  over:  16%  (female  6,059;  male  4,134)  (July  1995  est.) 
 
  Population  growth  rate:  0.98%  (1995  est.) 
 
  Birth  rate:  13.29  births/1,000  population  (1995  est.) 
 
  Death  rate:  9.93  deaths/1,000  population  (1995  est.) 
 
  Net  migration  rate:  6.4  migrant(s)/1,000  population  (1995  est.) 
 
  Infant  mortality  rate:  6.4  deaths/1,000  live  births  (1995  est.) 
 
  Life  expectancy  at  birth: 
  total  population:  78.34  years 
  male:  75.63  years 
  female:  81.07  years  (1995  est.) 
 
  Total  fertility  rate:  1.7  children  born/woman  (1995  est.) 
 
  Nationality: 
  noun:  Channel  Islander(s) 
  adjective:  Channel  Islander 
 
  Ethnic  divisions:  UK  and  Norman-French  descent 
 
  Religions:  Anglican,  Roman  Catholic,  Presbyterian,  Baptist, 
  Congregational,  Methodist 
 
  Languages:  English,  French;  Norman-French  dialect  spoken  in  country 
  districts 
 
  Literacy:  NA% 
 
  Labor  force:  NA 
 
  Guernsey:Government 
 
  Names: 
  conventional  long  form:  Bailiwick  of  Guernsey 
  conventional  short  form:  Guernsey 
 
  Digraph:  GK 
 
  Type:  British  crown  dependency 
 
  Capital:  Saint  Peter  Port 
 
  Administrative  divisions:  none  (British  crown  dependency) 
 
  Independence:  none  (British  crown  dependency) 
 
  National  holiday:  Liberation  Day  9  May  (1945) 
 
  Constitution:  unwritten;  partly  statutes,  partly  common  law  and 
  practice 
 
  Legal  system:  English  law  and  local  statute;  justice  is  administered 
  by  the  Royal  Court 
 
  Suffrage:  18  years  of  age;  universal 
 
  Executive  branch: 
  chief  of  state:  Queen  ELIZABETH  II  (since  6  February  1952) 
  head  of  government:  Lieutenant  Governor  and  Commander  in  Chief 
  Vice-Admiral  Sir  John  COWARD  (since  NA  1994);  Bailiff  Mr  Graham 
  Martyn  DOREY  (since  February  1992) 
  cabinet:  Advisory  and  Finance  Committee  (other  committees);  appointed 
  by  the  States 
 
  Legislative  branch:  unicameral 
  Assembly  of  the  States:  elections  last  held  NA  (next  to  be  held  NA); 
  results  -  no  percent  of  vote  by  party  since  all  are  independents; 
  seats  -  (60  total,  33  elected),  all  independents 
 
  Judicial  branch:  Royal  Court 
 
  Political  parties  and  leaders:  none;  all  independents 
 
  Member  of:  none 
 
  Diplomatic  representation  in  US:  none  (British  crown  dependency) 
 
  US  diplomatic  representation:  none  (British  crown  dependency) 
 
  Flag:  white  with  the  red  cross  of  Saint  George  (patron  saint  of 
  England)  extending  to  the  edges  of  the  flag 
 
  Economy 
 
  Overview:  Financial  services  account  for  more  than  50%  of  total 
  income.  Tourism,  manufacturing,  and  horticulture,  mainly  tomatoes  and 
  cut  flowers,  have  been  declining.  Bank  profits  (1992)  registered  a 
  record  26%  growth.  Fund  management  and  insurance  are  the  two  other 
  major  income  generators.  Per  capita  output  and  living  standards  are 
  somewhat  lower  than  the  levels  of  the  less  affluent  EU  countries. 
 
  National  product:  GDP  $NA 
 
  National  product  real  growth  rate:  9%  (1987) 
 
  National  product  per  capita:  $NA 
 
  Inflation  rate  (consumer  prices):  7%  (1988) 
 
  Unemployment  rate:  NA% 
 
  Budget: 
  revenues:  $208.9  million 
  expenditures:  $173.9  million,  including  capital  expenditures  of  $NA 
  (1988) 
 
  Exports:  $NA 
  commodities:  tomatoes,  flowers  and  ferns,  sweet  peppers,  eggplant, 
  other  vegetables 
  partners:  UK  (regarded  as  internal  trade) 
 
  Imports:  $NA 
  commodities:  coal,  gasoline,  and  oil 
  partners:  UK  (regarded  as  internal  trade) 
 
  External  debt:  $NA 
 
  Industrial  production:  growth  rate  NA% 
 
  Electricity: 
  capacity:  173,000  kW 
  production:  525  million  kWh 
  consumption  per  capita:  9,060  kWh  (1992) 
 
  Industries:  tourism,  banking 
 
  Agriculture:  tomatoes,  flowers  (mostly  grown  in  greenhouses),  sweet 
  peppers,  eggplant,  other  vegetables,  fruit;  Guernsey  cattle 
 
  Economic  aid:  none 
 
  Currency:  1  Guernsey  (#G)  pound  =  100  pence 
 
  Exchange  rates:  Guernsey  pounds  (#G)  per  US$1  -  0.6350  (January  1995), 
  0.6529  (1994),  0.6658  (1993),  0.5664  (1992),  0.5652  (1991),  0.5603 
  (1990);  note  -  the  Guernsey  pound  is  at  par  with  the  British  pound 
 
  Fiscal  year:  calendar  year 
 
  Guernsey:Transportation 
 
  Railroads:  0  km 
 
  Highways: 
  total:  NA 
  paved:  NA 
  unpaved:  NA 
 
  Ports:  Saint  Peter  Port,  Saint  Sampson 
 
  Merchant  marine:  none 
 
  Airports: 
  total:  2 
  with  paved  runways  914  to  1,523  m:  1 
  with  paved  runways  under  914  m:  1 
 
  Guernsey:Communications 
 
  Telephone  system:  41,900  telephones 
  local:  NA 
  intercity:  NA 
  international:  1  submarine  cable 
 
  Radio: 
  broadcast  stations:  AM  1,  FM  0,  shortwave  0 
  radios:  NA 
 
  Television: 
  broadcast  stations:  1 
  televisions:  NA 
 
  Guernsey:Defense  Forces 
 
  Note:  defense  is  the  responsibility  of  the  UK 
 
 
 




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