Jersey is the largest and southern-most of the Channel Islands.
A self-governing dependency of the UK, it’s known for its beaches, cliffside walking trails, inland valleys and historic castles. The island was occupied for five years by Nazi Germany during WWII.
Jersey is a busy offshore international finance centre and a popular tourism destination.
Farming concentrates on dairying; the Jersey cow is the only breed allowed on the island since 1789. Early potatoes and outdoor tomatoes are grown for export, and the greenhouse production of flowers, tomatoes and vegetables is significant. The world-famous Jersey Zoological Park was founded in 1959 by the naturalist and writer Gerald Durrell, to protect animals in danger of extinction.
Year Joined Island Games1985
Cycling – Mountain Biking, Road
Shooting – Clay, Fullbore, Pistol, Rifle