Guernsey Country Profile
Guernsey at a Glance
|Location:||Western Europe, islands in the English Channel, northwest of France|
|Climate:||temperate with mild winters and cool summers; about 50% of days are overcast|
|Terrain:||mostly level with low hills in southwest|
|Population:||65,870 (July 2009 est.)|
A Brief Profile of Guernsey
Guernsey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy, which held sway in both France and England. The islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II. Guernsey is a British crown dependency, but is not part of the UK. However, the UK Government is constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation.