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Guernsey
5 Facts You Might Not Know
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Guernsey is a historical goldmine. The island of Guernsey includes 10 parishes and is located off of the French coast of Normandy. The Germans in World War II invaded it and there exist plenty of remnants that testify to this fact. A historical fiction novel about the Nazi occupation of the Channel islands was penned entitled, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and made it to the New York Times Bestseller list. This delightful book described characters caught in the time of this war and the difficulties that the war imposed on their lifestyle. Although it is protected by the United Kingdom in wartime, the temporary German occupation made its mark on the community of Guernsey. The rich history of this land is noteworthy and can be seen in both museums and relics, like cannons, left from this time.
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There are beautiful walking trails. A traveler who is interested in photography, flowers, and beautiful scenery will appreciate this aspect of the island. There are both guided and self-guided tours. The spring is an especially rich time to visit as the colors of the flowers are brilliant and breathtaking.
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Guernsey is conducive to outdoor fun. For the adventurous type who likes to sail, surf, mountain bike, or any other manner of outdoor diversions, Guernsey is a great place to visit.
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Victor Hugo, a famous French playwright and author, made a home here for fifteen years when he was exiled from France. His home, Hauteville House, is open from April through September for visits. He is the author of 'Les Mis'rables,' which remains a popular play even today. His home in Guernsey was one of his masterpieces that he worked on with the same creativity and fervor that he used in writing.
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The importance of the sea to this community draws many people who enjoy activities that the sea provides. Fishing, shipbuilding, sailing, and eating seafood are some of the many options for those who come to Guernsey to commune with the sea.

The capital of Guernsey is St Peter Port. The currency of Guernsey is the Pound Sterling(GBP)
Guernsey belongs to the European continent


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Airports in Guernsey

Guernsey Airport, and Alderney Airport

The Country dialling code of Guernsey is +44, and the TLD (Top-level domain) of Guernsey is .gg

Map of Guernsey

Population

65,573

Languages spoken in Guernsey

Animals native to Guernsey / which animals live in Guernsey?

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Coordinates (in Latitude & Longitude) of Guernsey

49 28 N, 2 35 W

Kilometers of coastline

50 kilometers

Square kilometers of land

78 square kilometers

Square kilometers of water

0 square kilometers

Birth rate

8.65 / 1000 population

Death rate

10.07 / 1000 population

Irrigated land

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