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Guernsey

Guernsey Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Maritime claims > Territorial sea: territorial sea - the sovereignty of a coastal State extends beyond its land territory and internal waters to an adjacent belt of sea, described as the territorial sea in the LOS Convention (Part II); this sovereignty extends to the air space over the territorial sea as well as its underlying seabed and subsoil; every State has the right to establish the breadth of its territorial sea up to a limit not exceeding 12 nautical miles. A full and definitive definition can be found in the Law of the Sea (LOS) Convention.
  • Natural hazards: Potential natural disasters.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative about one-half the size of Washington, DC 2013
Area > Comparative to US places about one-half the size of Washington, DC 2008
Area > Land 78 sq km 2011 2nd out of 4
Area > Land > Per capita 1.19 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 212th out of 224
Area > Total 78 sq km 2013 227th out of 251
Area > Water 0.0 2013 211th out of 246
Climate temperate with mild winters and cool summers; about 50% of days are overcast 2013
Coastline 50 km 2014 180th out of 242
Elevation extremes > Highest point unnamed elevation on Sark 114 m 2013
Geographic coordinates 49 28 N, 2 35 W 2013
Location Western Europe, islands in the English Channel, northwest of France 2013
Maritime claims > Territorial sea 3 nautical mile 2013 193th out of 198
Natural hazards NA 2011
Natural resources cropland 2013
Terrain mostly level with low hills in southwest 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008

Citation

"Guernsey Geography Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Guernsey/Geography

Guernsey Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

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