Last updated on August 27th, 2023 by Editorial Staff
Guernsey is a country in Europe. It shares borders with the United Kingdom. The people of Guernsey are called Giernesi. The country is in Western Europe, with islands in the English Channel, northwest of France.
Etymology discusses where a term is considered to have originated from and how its meaning has changed over time. Etymology has been a factor in the naming of countries all across the world, and Guernsey has also been influenced. The etymology of Guernsey can be defined as; The island’s name, “Guernsey”, like that of neighboring “Jersey”, is of Old Norse origin.
An ethnicity is a group or sub-group of people who are connected based on common characteristics which may include religion, origin, language, traditions, or culture. The ethnic groups in Guernsey include the UK, Ireland, Portugal, Latvia, and other native populations (British and Norman-French descent).
Aurigny is the national airline of Guernsey. The national colors of the country are red and white. The emoji flag of the country is 🇬🇬, and the ISO code is GG.
Guernsey is known for its top-notch dairy industry. The national dish of Guernsey is Guernsey gâche.
The country has the time zone UTC±00:00 (GMT) followed by dd/mm/yyyy as the standard date format.
Guernsey is divided into 10 parishes, and 2 dependencies: Alderney and Sark.
Saint Peter Port is Guernsey’s largest city, while Saint Peter Port serves as the capital. The literacy rate in Guernsey is 100%.
The country’s total area is 65 km² (25 sq mi), and the total population is 63,155. The country’s average elevation is 110 m (360 ft), whereas the country’s terrain can be defined as; Mostly level with low hills in the southwest. The country’s usual climate is temperate with mild winters and cool summers; about 50% of days are overcast.
The area of land next to a sea is called the coast, and a coastline is defined as the line where land and sea meet. Guernsey has 46 km of coastline.
The Guernsey pound, Pound sterling serves as the national unit of currency. The domain for Guernsey is .gg and the country code is +44.
Museums are known to educate and connect visitors with the nation’s history, culture, civilization, art, and architecture. The National Trust of Guernsey Folk and Costume Museum serves the same purpose and is considered one of the most significant tourist attractions. The National Trust of Guernsey Folk and Costume Museum is home to a large collection of artifacts. It has been designated as the national museum of the country.
9 May is designated as National Day. In Guernsey, the majority of the population practices Christianity as their religion.
Nature is a blessing from God and we must protect it because it provides us with the oxygen and food to survive. It also helps to keep our environment beautiful and clean. To emphasize the significance of nature, Guernsey has selected a few forces of nature as national symbols. Guernsey’s national animal is the Donkey. The national flower is the Guernsey lily, and the highest peak is Le Moulin.
Sports have always played an important role in developing the social and cultural structure of Guernsey and other countries. When it comes to designating a sport as the official symbol, Football is considered the country’s national sport.
Sir Dawda is the founder of Guernsey. The country’s national anthem was written by George Deighton, and composed by Domencio Santangelo.
Due to their unique qualities and rich cultural or historical backgrounds, national monuments around the world are of great importance. Guernsey State Park is recognized as the national monument of the country. It attracts visitors from all around the world.
The tourism slogan of the country is “Visit the island that inspired the story”.
Sir Ian Corder (Lieutenant Governor) is the current Prime minister of Guernsey, and Elizabeth II (Monarch) is the President.
Guernsey has declared English as the country’s official language.
|Alternative name(s)||Bailiwick of Guernsey|
|Regional location||Western Europe, with islands in the English Channel, northwest of France|
|Country name etymology||The island's name, "Guernsey", like that of neighboring "Jersey", is of Old Norse origin|
|Climate||Temperate with mild winters and cool summers; about 50% of days are overcast|
|Terrain||Mostly level with low hills in the southwest|
|National Day||9 May 1945|
|Currency||Guernsey pound, Pound sterling|
|Capital city||Saint Peter Port|
|Ethnicity||UK, Ireland, Portugal, Latvia, and other native populations (British and Norman-French descent)|
|Head of government||Governor|
|Driving side||Drive on the Left-hand side|
|Total area||65 km² (25 sq mi)|
|Average elevation||110 m (360 ft)|
|Mains electricity||230 V|
|Emergency telephone numbers||Emergency Telephone Numbers|
The National animal of Guernsey is Donkey
The National flower of Guernsey is Guernsey lily. Botanical name is Nerine Sarniensis.
The National bird of Guernsey is Not Declared
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