Portal:Jersey

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Location of Jersey within Europe.

Jersey, officially the Bailiwick of Jersey, French: Bailliage de Jersey (/ˈɜːrzi/, French: [ʒɛʁzɛ]; Jèrriais: Jèrri), is a British Crown Dependency off the coast of Normandy, France. As well as the island of Jersey itself, the bailiwick includes two groups of small islands that are no longer permanently inhabited, the Minquiers and Écréhous, and the Pierres de Lecq and other rocks and reefs.

The island is one of the eight inhabited islands of the Channel Islands.

Jersey's resident population at the end of 2017 was estimated as 105,500 [1], of whom 34% live in St Helier, the island's only town.

The government is a Council of Ministers, consisting of a Chief Minister and nine ministers.

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Battery Lothringen, Noirmont Point.
The Channel Islands were occupied by Nazi Germany for much of World War II, from 30 June 1940 until the liberation on 9 May 1945. The Channel Islands are two British Crown dependencies in the English Channel, near the coast of Normandy. The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to be invaded and occupied by German forces during the war.


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Portrait of Langtry by Frank Miles
Lillie Langtry, usually spelled Lily Langtry when she was in the U.S., born Emilie Charlotte Le Breton, was a British music hall singer and stage actress famous for her many stage productions including She Stoops to Conquer, The Lady of Lyons and As You Like It. She was also known for her relationships with nobility, including the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward, the Earl of Shrewsbury and Prince Louis of Battenberg.

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The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781 is a large oil painting by John Singleton Copley, painted in 1783. It depicts the death of Major Francis Peirson in the Battle of Jersey on 6 January 1781.

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