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Jersey

(jûr`zē), island (2005 est. pop. 90,800), 45 sq mi (117 sq km), in the English Channel, largest of the Channel IslandsChannel Islands,
archipelago (2005 est. pop. 156,000), 75 sq mi (194 sq km), 10 mi (16 km) off the coast of Normandy, France, in the English Channel. The main islands are Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, and Sark, and there are several smaller islands, including Herm, Jethou, and
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, which are dependencies of the British crown. It is 15 mi (24 km) from the Normandy coast of France and SE of Guernsey. Saint HelierSaint Helier
, town (1991 pop. 24,941), capital of Jersey, Channel Islands, Great Britain, on St. Aubin's Bay. The administrative and cultural center of Jersey, St. Helier is also a residential town, resort, and point of export for local produce.
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, the capital, is on St. Aubin's Bay. The mild climate (plants requiring subtropical conditions grow without protection), the moderate rainfall (30–35 in./76–89 cm), and the scenery have contributed to make Jersey, like other Channel Islands, a vacation resort. The soil is generally fertile, and large quantities of vegetables (especially potatoes, tomatoes, and broccoli) and fruits are raised. Cattle raising and dairying (Jersey cattle) are also important, as is light industry. The inhabitants are mostly of Norman descent; English, French, and a Norman dialect are spoken. The Jersey Zoological Park was founded in 1959 to protect endangered animals.

jersey

[′jər·zē]
(textiles)
A knitted wool, cotton, polyester, rayon, or other fabric with a slight rib on one side.

jersey

a. a machine-knitted slightly elastic cloth of wool, silk, nylon, etc., used for clothing
b. (as modifier): a jersey suit

Jersey

1. an island in the English Channel, the largest of the Channel Islands: forms, with two other islands, the bailiwick of Jersey; colonized from Normandy in the 11th century and still officially French-speaking; noted for finance, market gardening, dairy farming, and tourism. Capital: St Helier. Pop.: 87 500 (2003 est.). Area: 116 sq. km (45 sq. miles)
2. a breed of dairy cattle producing milk with a high butterfat content, originating from the island of Jersey
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