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Islands of Channel Islands (United Kingdom)

Alderney     [1579]
   Group: Channel Islands
   Country: United Kingdom - Channel Islands   Region: English Channel
Lat: 49.72º N   Long : 2.20º W
Area: 8.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Depth to nearest land: < 46 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 28 km   group: 15 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 15 km    Isolation Index: 13
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 2000 (1981)   Density: 250.0 persons/sq. km
  Growth Rate: 0.0%/yr   Stable
  Accessibility: airport
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 5%   Human Threat Indicator: 0
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 6226 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 3
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 8
Last updated: 28/01/89

Guernsey     [1580]
   Group: Channel Islands
   Country: United Kingdom - Channel Islands   Region: English Channel
Lat: 49.45º N   Long : 2.58º W
Area: 65.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Depth to nearest land: < 46 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 27 km   group: 45 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 45 km    Isolation Index: 19
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 53313 (1981)   Density: 820.2 persons/sq. km
  Growth Rate: 0.0%/yr   Stable
  Accessibility: airport
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 5%   Human Threat Indicator: 0
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 6226 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 3
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 19
Last updated: 28/01/89

Herm     [1583]
   Group: Channel Islands
   Country: United Kingdom - Channel Islands   Region: English Channel
Lat: 49.47º N   Long : 2.45º W
Area: 2.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Depth to nearest land: < 46 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 4 km   group: 39 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 39 km    Isolation Index: 14
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Uninhabited, ?
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 5%   Human Threat Indicator: 0
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 6226 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 3
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 3
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 28/01/89

Jersey     [1581]
   Group: Channel Islands
   Country: United Kingdom - Channel Islands   Region: English Channel
Lat: 49.22º N   Long : 2.12º W
Area: 116.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Depth to nearest land: < 46 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 27 km   group: 20 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 20 km    Isolation Index: 14
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
ECOSYSTEMS:           
SPECIAL FEATURES :   Special Features Indicator - Terrestrial: 1   Marine: 0
  sand dunes with interesting flora
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 76050 (1981)   Density: 655.6 persons/sq. km
  Growth Rate: 0.0%/yr   Stable
  Major Human Activities: tourism (38%), agriculture
  Accessibility: airport
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 5%   Human Threat Indicator: 0
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 6226 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 3
Conservation support: government support, public support, legislation
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 0  Marine: 0
  Number: 1   Area: Terrestrial: 0.0 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 16
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 1   Low
CI-Marine: 0   Low
Last updated: 02/03/89

Sark     [1582]
   Group: Channel Islands
   Country: United Kingdom - Channel Islands   Region: English Channel
Lat: 49.43º N   Long : 2.37º W
Area: 5.0 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Depth to nearest land: < 46 m   Island only isolated since last ice age
Nearest island: 12 km   group: 35 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 35 km    Isolation Index: 15
ISLAND TYPE: continental      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 604 (1981)   Density: 120.8 persons/sq. km
  Growth Rate: 0.0%/yr   Stable
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 5%   Human Threat Indicator: 0
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 6226 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 3
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 5
Last updated: 28/01/89

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