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Alderney

(ôl`dərnē), Fr. Aurigny (ōrēnyē`), anc. Riduna, island (1991 pop. 2,297), c.3 sq mi (7.7 sq km), in the English Channel, northernmost of the larger Channel Islands. It is separated from the French coast and from the other islands by swift tidal races. The soil is fertile and well cultivated about St. Anne, the principal town; the island's main crops are potatoes and grains. Tourism is important, as is dairy farming.

Alderney

1. one of the Channel Islands, in the English Channel: separated from the French coast by a dangerous tidal channel (the Race of Alderney). Pop.: 2294 (2001). Area: 8 sq. km (3 sq. miles)
2. an early, but now extinct, breed of dairy cattle originating from the island of Alderney
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Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, Dr John Cortes, will this week be in the Channel Island of Alderney to attend a conference on the environment.
La raza holstein, mas conocida como Holstein Friesian, tuvo origen en el Reino de Holanda, y junto con el Shorthorn en Inglaterra, el Ayrshire en Escocia y el Alderneys en la isla de Guernsey, son consideradas las razas de produccion de leche por excelencia y catalogadas como las "nodrizas de la humanidad".
Herds of stately Shorthorns and deerlike Alderneys grazed in the fertile fields.