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Guernsey

(gûrn`zē), island, 25 sq mi (65 sq km), in the English Channel, second largest of the Channel Islands. Guernsey bailiwick (2005 est. pop. 65,000) includes AlderneyAlderney
, Fr. Aurigny , 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.
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Fr. Sercq (sĕrk), island (1991 pop. 575), 2 sq mi (5 sq km), in the English Channel, E of Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands. It is divided into Great Sark and Little Sark, which are connected by a natural causeway, the Coupée.
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, Herm, Brechou, Jethou, and smaller islands. Guernsey has a low beach in the north and rocky cliffs along the south shore. The shipping and distribution center and chief town is Saint Peter Port. Exports include dairy products, fruits, flowers, vegetables, and Guernsey cattle. It is a tourist site.

Guernsey

1. an island in the English Channel: the second largest of the Channel Islands, which, with Alderney and Sark, Herm, Jethou, and some islets, forms the bailiwick of Guernsey; finance, market gardening, dairy farming, and tourism. Capital: St Peter Port. Pop.: 59 710 (2001). Area: 63 sq. km (24.5 sq. miles)
2. a breed of dairy cattle producing rich creamy milk, originating from the island of Guernsey
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My father and mother kept a Guernsey bull in their mixed herd but when I took over I bought five pedigree heifers and started from there,' he said.
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The site which is being set up by Lady Penelope has yet to launch but when it does it will give 50-year-old Lord Guernsey and his family a potential worldwide audience of more than 40 million people.