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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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The cows yield around 5,000 litres to the 7,500 he gets from his Holsteins, but Colin said, 'Guernseys can give 9,000 or 10,000 and I'm a new boy, so it will take time.'
'The older boys have retired now but there are new ones starting up and quite a few are interested in adding Guernseys to their black and white herds.'
Guernseys are homed cows, but horns have no place on a small farm where they can be used against people or other livestock, so we have the vet out to burn them off at one week old.
I knew it could be none other than the wonderful Guernsey.
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.
Le Prevote Tower Highlights include a walking tour looking at the island's volcanic past and encounters with Guernsey's famous rare breed of Golden Goats with the chance to join in with the milking or bottle-feed a kid.
* It provides historical values for the Guernsey personal accident and health insurance market for the report's 2008-2012 review period and forecast figures for the 2012-2017 forecast period

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