The Channel Islands (Norman: Îles d'la Manche, French: Îles Anglo-Normandes or Îles de la Manche) are an archipelago of British Crown Dependencies in the English Channel, off the French coast of Normandy. They include two separate bailiwicks: the Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Bailiwick of Jersey. They are considered the remnants of the Duchy of Normandy, and are not part of the United Kingdom. They have a total population of about 168,000 and their respective capitals, Saint Peter Port and Saint Helier, have populations of 16,488 and 28,310. The total area of the islands is 194 km².
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... There are other islands in the English Channel which are not part of the Channel Islands ... Among these are the French islands Bréhat, Île de Batz, Chausey, Tatihou and Îles Saint-Marcouf, and the Isle of Wight which is part of England ...
... Main articles Culture of Jersey and Culture of Guernsey See also Music of the Channel Islands The Norman language predominated in the islands until the 19th century, when increasing influence from ... are four main dialects/languages of Norman in the islands, Auregnais (Alderney, extinct in late 20th century), Dgèrnésiais (Guernsey), Jèrriais (Jersey) and Sercquiais (Sark, an ... The annual "Muratti", the inter-island football match, is considered the sporting event of the year, although, due to broadcast coverage, it no longer attracts the crowds of spectators ...
... California State University Police Department, Channel Islands Agency overview Legal personality Governmental Government agency Jurisdictional structure Legal jurisdiction ...
... Island Location Notes Jersey The Elms A horse-drawn apple crusher ... Guernsey A horse-powered cider mill is preserved at the Folk museum ...
... On 29 October 1962, East Anglian Flying Services officially changed its name to Channel Airways ... Although the Channel Airways name had first appeared on the company's aircraft as long ago as 1952, the old name was retained as the officially registered name ... airline Tradair equipped with Vickers Vikings became a wholly owned subsidiary of Channel Airways on 31 December 1962 ...
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“What are the islands to me
if you are lost
what is Naxos, Tinos, Andros,
and Delos, the clasp
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—Hilda Doolittle (18861961)
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—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)