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Sark,

Fr. Sercq (sĕrk), island (1991 pop. 575), 2 sq mi (5 sq km), in the English Channel, E of Guernsey, one 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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. It is divided into Great Sark and Little Sark, which are connected by a natural causeway, the Coupée. The interior is reached through tunnels from Creux Harbour, the landing place, on the east. The island belongs to Guernsey bailiwick; its local government, which dated to the mid-16th cent., was a survival of the feudal system, but in 2008 the establishment of an elected parliament and the adoption of changes to the judiciary were approved. The resident economic activity is agriculture.

Sark

an island in the English Channel in the Channel Islands, consisting of Great Sark and Little Sark, connected by an isthmus: ruled by a hereditary Seigneur or Dame. Pop.: 591 (2000). Area: 5 sq. km (2 sq. miles)
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Sark was colonized by the English in 1565 by feudal landholders who leased their land in perpetuity from a seigneur, or noble lord.
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Sark has held other significant positions of trust as well, including ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Guernsey has a surface area of just over 25 square miles, Alderney approximately 3 square miles, and Sark slightly more than 2 square miles.
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In Water Sark (1965)--set in the traditionally female domain of the kitchen table--Wieland submits everyday objects to a playful yet meticulous formal exercise.