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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jersey  \Jer"sey\,  n.;  pl  {Jerseys}.  [From  Jersey,  the  largest 
  of  the  Channel  Islands.] 
  1.  The  finest  of  wool  separated  from  the  rest;  combed  wool; 
  also  fine  yarn  of  wool. 
 
  2.  A  kind  of  knitted  jacket;  hence  in  general,  a 
  closefitting  jacket  or  upper  garment  made  of  an  elastic 
  fabric  (as  stockinet). 
 
  3.  One  of  a  breed  of  cattle  in  the  Island  of  Jersey.  Jerseys 
  are  noted  for  the  richness  of  their  milk. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jersey 
  n  1:  a  close-fitting  pullover  shirt  [syn:  {T-shirt},  {tee  shirt}] 
  2:  a  slightly  elastic  machine-knitted  fabric 
  3:  breed  from  the  island  of  Jersey  [syn:  {Jersey}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Jersey,  AR 
  Zip  code(s):  71651 
  Jersey,  GA  (town,  FIPS  42184) 
  Location:  33.71749  N,  83.80034  W 
  Population  (1990):  149  (59  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
 
  From  The  CIA  World  Factbook  (1995)  [world95]: 
 
  Jersey 
 
  (British  crown  dependency) 
 
  Jersey:Geography 
 
  Location:  Western  Europe,  island  in  the  English  Channel,  northwest  of 
  France 
 
  Map  references:  Europe 
 
  Area: 
  total  area:  117  sq  km 
  land  area:  117  sq  km 
  comparative  area:  about  0.7  times  the  size  of  Washington,  DC 
 
  Land  boundaries:  0  km 
 
  Coastline:  70  km 
 
  Maritime  claims: 
  exclusive  fishing  zone:  200  nm 
  territorial  sea:  3  nm 
 
  International  disputes:  none 
 
  Climate:  temperate;  mild  winters  and  cool  summers 
 
  Terrain:  gently  rolling  plain  with  low  rugged  hills  along  north  coast 
 
  Natural  resources:  agricultural  land 
 
  Land  use: 
  arable  land:  57% 
  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:  largest  and  southernmost  of  Channel  Islands;  about  30%  of 
  population  concentrated  in  Saint  Helier 
 
  Jersey:People 
 
  Population:  86,649  (July  1995  est.) 
 
  Age  structure: 
  0-14  years:  17%  (female  7,029;  male  7,450) 
  15-64  years:  69%  (female  30,156;  male  29,916) 
  65  years  and  over:  14%  (female  7,202;  male  4,896)  (July  1995  est.) 
 
  Population  growth  rate:  0.7%  (1995  est.) 
 
  Birth  rate:  12.83  births/1,000  population  (1995  est.) 
 
  Death  rate:  9.97  deaths/1,000  population  (1995  est.) 
 
  Net  migration  rate:  4.11  migrant(s)/1,000  population  (1995  est.) 
 
  Infant  mortality  rate:  4.6  deaths/1,000  live  births  (1995  est.) 
 
  Life  expectancy  at  birth: 
  total  population:  76.9  years 
  male:  73.81  years 
  female:  80.32  years  (1995  est.) 
 
  Total  fertility  rate:  1.44  children  born/woman  (1995  est.) 
 
  Nationality: 
  noun:  Channel  Islander(s) 
  adjective:  Channel  Islander 
 
  Ethnic  divisions:  UK  and  Norman-French  descent 
 
  Religions:  Anglican,  Roman  Catholic,  Baptist,  Congregational  New 
  Church,  Methodist,  Presbyterian 
 
  Languages:  English  (official),  French  (official),  Norman-French 
  dialect  spoken  in  country  districts 
 
  Literacy:  NA% 
 
  Labor  force:  NA 
 
  Jersey:Government 
 
  Names: 
  conventional  long  form:  Bailiwick  of  Jersey 
  conventional  short  form:  Jersey 
 
  Digraph:  JE 
 
  Type:  British  crown  dependency 
 
  Capital:  Saint  Helier 
 
  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 
 
  Suffrage:  NA  years  of  age;  universal  adult 
 
  Executive  branch: 
  Chief  of  State:  Queen  ELIZABETH  II  (since  6  February  1952) 
  Head  of  Government:  Lieutenant  Governor  and  Commander  in  Chief  Air 
  Marshal  Sir  John  SUTTON  (since  NA  1990);  Bailiff  Sir  Peter  L.  CRILL 
  (since  NA) 
  cabinet:  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  -  (56  total,  52  elected)  52  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  diagonal  red  cross  of  Saint  Patrick  (patron  saint 
  of  Ireland)  extending  to  the  corners  of  the  flag 
 
  Economy 
 
  Overview:  The  economy  is  based  largely  on  financial  services, 
  agriculture,  and  tourism.  Potatoes,  cauliflower,  tomatoes,  and 
  especially  flowers  are  important  export  crops,  shipped  mostly  to  the 
  UK  The  Jersey  breed  of  dairy  cattle  is  known  worldwide  and  represents 
  an  important  export  earner.  Milk  products  go  to  the  UK  and  other  EU 
  countries.  In  1986  the  finance  sector  overtook  tourism  as  the  main 
  contributor  to  GDP,  accounting  for  40%  of  the  island's  output.  In 
  recent  years  the  government  has  encouraged  light  industry  to  locate  in 
  Jersey,  with  the  result  that  an  electronics  industry  has  developed 
  alongside  the  traditional  manufacturing  of  knitwear.  All  raw  material 
  and  energy  requirements  are  imported,  as  well  as  a  large  share  of 
  Jersey's  food  needs 
 
  National  product:  GDP  $NA 
 
  National  product  real  growth  rate:  8%  (1987  est.) 
 
  National  product  per  capita:  $NA 
 
  Inflation  rate  (consumer  prices):  8%  (1988  est.) 
 
  Unemployment  rate:  NA% 
 
  Budget: 
  revenues:  $308  million 
  expenditures:  $284.4  million,  including  capital  expenditures  of  $NA 
  (1985) 
 
  Exports:  $NA 
  commodities:  light  industrial  and  electrical  goods,  foodstuffs, 
  textiles 
  partners:  UK 
 
  Imports:  $NA 
  commodities:  machinery  and  transport  equipment,  manufactured  goods, 
  foodstuffs,  mineral  fuels,  chemicals 
  partners:  UK 
 
  External  debt:  $NA 
 
  Industrial  production:  growth  rate  NA% 
 
  Electricity: 
  capacity:  50,000  kW  standby 
  production:  power  supplied  by  France 
  consumption  per  capita:  NA  kWh  (1992) 
 
  Industries:  tourism,  banking  and  finance,  dairy 
 
  Agriculture:  potatoes,  cauliflowers,  tomatoes;  dairy  and  cattle 
  farming 
 
  Economic  aid:  none 
 
  Currency:  1  Jersey  pound  (#J)  =  100  pence 
 
  Exchange  rates:  Jersey  pounds  (#J)  per  US$1  -  0.6250  (January  1995), 
  0.6529  (1994),  0.6658  (1993),  0.5664  (1992),  0.5652  (1991),  0.5603 
  (1990);  the  Jersey  pound  is  at  par  with  the  British  pound 
 
  Fiscal  year:  1  April  -  31  March 
 
  Jersey:Transportation 
 
  Railroads:  0  km 
 
  Highways: 
  total:  NA 
  paved:  NA 
  unpaved:  NA 
 
  Ports:  Gorey,  Saint  Aubin,  Saint  Helier 
 
  Merchant  marine:  none 
 
  Airports: 
  total:  1 
  with  paved  runways  1,524  to  2,437  m:  1 
 
  Jersey:Communications 
 
  Telephone  system:  63,700  telephones 
  local:  NA 
  intercity:  NA 
  international:  3  submarine  cables 
 
  Radio: 
  broadcast  stations:  AM  1,  FM  0,  shortwave  0 
  radios:  NA 
 
  Television: 
  broadcast  stations:  1 
  televisions:  NA 
 
  Jersey:Defense  Forces 
 
  Note:  defense  is  the  responsibility  of  the  UK 
 
 
 




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