Guernsey (Bailiwick of Guernsey)


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Bailiwick of Guernsey
StatusDependency (Crown Dependency)
Social and Moral Index0 best
CapitalSaint Peter Port
Land Area
GroupingsSmall Islands
Life Expectancy2
ISO3166-1 Codes3GG, GGY, 831
Currency5Pound (GGP)

1. Overview

Guernsey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy, which held sway in both France and England. The islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II. Guernsey is a British crown dependency but is not part of the UK or of the European Union. However, the UK Government is constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)7

2. Guernsey National and Social Development

My Social and Moral Development Index does not have enough data points for Guernsey to produce an accurate ranking. As a territory of the UK I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

3. Religion and Beliefs

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Protestant (Anglican, Presbyterian, Baptist, Congregational, Methodist), Roman Catholic8.


4. More Charts and Comparisons to Other Countries

Gay Equality
74Bosnia & Herzegovina25
Data Source

There isn't much information in the database for Guernsey, most likely because it is either a part of another country (i.e., a territory or posession) and therefore most international statistics are counted for the country as a whole, or, this is such an exotic place that little data exists about it.

By Vexen Crabtree 2013 May 01
Parent page: Vexing International Issues

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References: (What's this?)

(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

United Nations
(2011) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All. Published on the United Nation's website at (accessed throughout 2013, Jan-Mar). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.
(2013) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. Published on the United Nation's HDR website at (accessed throughout 2013). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.


  1. UN (2011).^
  2. UN (2013).^
  3. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on, accessed 2013 May 01.^
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  5. According to ISO4217.^
  6. According to ITU-T.^
  7. CIA (2013) accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  8. CIA (2013) accessed 2014 Apr 27.^

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