Jersey: Country and Foreign Investment
Jersey is situated off the north-west coast of France in the English Channel. It is the largest and most southerly of the Channel Islands with an approximate area of 45 sq miles. The nearest part of the French coast lies 14 miles to the east in Normandy while 85 miles to the north is Weymouth on the English coast. Touristically, the island is best known for its sandy beaches in the south and west and high cliffs in the north. Much of the land is used for agriculture. There are plenty of scenic walks with a variety of wildlife. The climate is moderate; Jersey is the sunniest part of the British Isles with an average 1,915 hours of sunshine each year for the period 1961 to 1990.