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 for Guernsey
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a Channel Island to the northwest of Jersey [syn:
           Guernsey, island of Guernsey]
      2: breed of dairy cattle from the island of Guernsey

From CIA World Factbook 2002 :

     Introduction Guernsey
                              Background: The island of 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.
     Geography Guernsey
                                Location: Western Europe, islands in the
                                          English Channel, northwest of France
                  Geographic coordinates: 49 28 N, 2 35 W
                          Map references: Europe
                                    Area: total: 78 sq km
                                          note: includes Alderney, Guernsey,
                                          Herm, Sark, and some other smaller
                                          water: 0 sq km
                                          land: 78 sq km
                      Area - comparative: slightly larger than Washington, DC
                         Land boundaries: 0 km
                               Coastline: 50 km
                         Maritime claims: exclusive fishing zone: 12 NM
                                          territorial sea: 3 NM
                                 Climate: temperate with mild winters and cool
                                          summers; about 50% of days are
                                 Terrain: mostly level with low hills in
                      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
                                          highest point: unnamed location on
                                          Sark 114 m
                       Natural resources: cropland
                                Land use: arable land: NA%
                                          permanent crops: NA%
                                          other: NA% (1998 est.)
                          Irrigated land: NA sq km
                         Natural hazards: NA
            Environment - current issues: NA
                        Geography - note: large, deepwater harbor at Saint
                                          Peter Port
     People Guernsey
                              Population: 64,587 (July 2002 est.)
                           Age structure: 0-14 years: 16% (male 5,250; female
                                          15-64 years: 66.7% (male 21,356;
                                          female 21,728)
                                          65 years and over: 17.3% (male
                                          4,622; female 6,530) (2002 est.)
                  Population growth rate: 0.37% (2002 est.)
                              Birth rate: 9.69 births/1,000 population (2002
                              Death rate: 9.86 deaths/1,000 population (2002
                      Net migration rate: 3.87 migrant(s)/1,000 population
                                          (2002 est.)
                               Sex ratio: at birth: 1.04 male(s)/female
                                          under 15 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
                                          15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
                                          65 years and over: 0.71 male(s)/
                                          total population: 0.94 male(s)/
                                          female (2002 est.)
                   Infant mortality rate: 4.92 deaths/1,000 live births (2002
                Life expectancy at birth: total population: 79.9 years
                                          female: 83.01 years (2002 est.)
                                          male: 76.91 years
                    Total fertility rate: 1.36 children born/woman (2002 est.)
        HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: NA%
       HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/ NA
                       HIV/AIDS - deaths: NA
                             Nationality: noun: Channel Islander(s)
                                          adjective: Channel Islander
                           Ethnic groups: UK and Norman-French descent
                               Religions: Anglican, Roman Catholic,
                                          Presbyterian, Baptist,
                                          Congregational, Methodist
                               Languages: English, French, Norman-French
                                          dialect spoken in country districts
                                Literacy: definition: NA
                                          total population: NA%
                                          male: NA%
                                          female: NA%
     Government Guernsey
                            Country name: conventional long form: Bailiwick of
                                          conventional short form: Guernsey
                       Dependency status: British crown dependency
                         Government type: NA
                                 Capital: St. Peter Port
                Administrative divisions: none (British crown dependency);
                                          there are no first-order
                                          administrative divisions as defined
                                          by the US Government, but there are
                                          10 parishes including St. Peter
                                          Port, St. Sampson, Vale, Castel, St.
                                          Saviour, St. Pierre du Bois,
                                          Torteval, Forest, St. Martin, St.
                            Independence: none (British crown dependency)
                        National holiday: Liberation Day, 9 May (1945)
                            Constitution: unwritten; partly statutes, partly
                                          common law and practice
                            Legal system: English law and local statute;
                                          justice is administered by the Royal
                                Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal
                        Executive branch: chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II
                                          (since 6 February 1952)
                                          elections: none; the monarch is
                                          hereditary; lieutenant governor
                                          appointed by the monarch; bailiff
                                          appointed by the monarch
                                          head of government: Lieutenant
                                          Governor and Commander-in-Chief Lt.
                                          Gen. Sir John FOLEY (since NA 2000)
                                          and Bailiff De Vic G. CAREY (since
                                          cabinet: Advisory and Finance
                                          Committee appointed by the Assembly
                                          of the States
                      Legislative branch: unicameral Assembly of the States;
                                          consists of the bailiff, 10 Douzaine
                                          (parish council) representatives, 45
                                          people's deputies elected by popular
                                          vote, 2 representatives from
                                          Alderney, Her Majesty's Procureur
                                          (Attorney General), Her Majesty's
                                          Comptroller (Solicitor General) and
                                          Her Majesty's Greffier (Court
                                          Recorder and Registrar General);
                                          note - Alderney and Sark have their
                                          own parliaments
                                          elections: last held 12 April 2000
                                          (next to be held NA 2004)
                                          election results: percent of vote -
                                          NA%; seats - all independents
                         Judicial branch: Royal Court
           Political parties and leaders: none; all independents
            Political pressure groups and none
               International organization none
     Diplomatic representation in the US: none (British crown dependency)
       Diplomatic representation from the none (British crown dependency)
                        Flag description: white with the red cross of Saint
                                          George (patron saint of England)
                                          extending to the edges of the flag
                                          and a yellow equal-armed cross of
                                          William the Conqueror superimposed
                                          on the Saint George cross
     Economy Guernsey
                      Economy - overview: Financial services - banking, fund
                                          management, insurance, etc. -
                                          account for about 55% of total
                                          income in this tiny Channel Island
                                          economy. Tourism, manufacturing, and
                                          horticulture, mainly tomatoes and
                                          cut flowers, have been declining.
                                          Light tax and death duties make
                                          Guernsey a popular tax haven. The
                                          evolving economic integration of the
                                          EU nations is changing the rules of
                                          the game under which Guernsey
                                     GDP: purchasing power parity - $1.3
                                          billion (1999 est.)
                  GDP - real growth rate: 5.7% (1999 est.)
                        GDP - per capita: purchasing power parity - $20,000
                                          (1999 est.)
             GDP - composition by sector: agriculture: 3%
                                          industry: 10%
                                          services: 87% (2000)
           Population below poverty line: NA%
       Household income or consumption by lowest 10%: NA%
                        percentage share: highest 10%: NA%
        Inflation rate (consumer prices): 3.99% (2000 est.)
                             Labor force: 31,322 (2000)
                       Unemployment rate: 0.5% (1999 est.)
                                  Budget: revenues: $381.3 million
                                          expenditures: $368.8 million,
                                          including capital expenditures of
                                          $NA (2000 est.)
                              Industries: tourism, banking
       Industrial production growth rate: NA%
                Electricity - production: NA kWh
      Electricity - production by source: fossil fuel: NA%
                                          hydro: NA%
                                          other: NA%
                                          nuclear: NA%
               Electricity - consumption: NA kWh
                   Electricity - exports: NA kWh
                   Electricity - imports: NA kWh
                  Agriculture - products: tomatoes, greenhouse flowers, sweet
                                          peppers, eggplant, fruit; Guernsey
                                 Exports: $NA
                   Exports - commodities: tomatoes, flowers and ferns, sweet
                                          peppers, eggplant, other vegetables
                      Exports - partners: UK (regarded as internal trade)
                                 Imports: $NA
                   Imports - commodities: coal, gasoline, oil, machinery and
                      Imports - partners: UK (regarded as internal trade)
                         Debt - external: $NA
                Economic aid - recipient: $NA
                                Currency: British pound (GBP); note - there is
                                          also a Guernsey pound
                           Currency code: GBP
                          Exchange rates: Guernsey pounds per US dollar -
                                          0.6944 (January 2002), 0.6944
                                          (2001), 0.6596 (2000), 0.6180
                                          (1999), 0.6037 (1998), 0.6106
                                          (1997); note - the Guernsey pound is
                                          at par with the British pound
                             Fiscal year: calendar year
     Communications Guernsey
              Telephones - main lines in use: 44,000 (1996)
                Telephones - mobile cellular: 12,000 (1997)
                            Telephone system: general assessment: NA
                                              domestic: NA
                                              international: 1 submarine cable
                    Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM 1, shortwave 0 (1998)
                                      Radios: NA
               Television broadcast stations: 1 (1997)
                                 Televisions: NA
                       Internet country code: .gg
           Internet Service Providers (ISPs): NA
                              Internet users: NA
     Transportation Guernsey
                                       Railways: 5 km
                                       Highways: total: NA km
                                                 paved: NA km
                                                 unpaved: NA km
                                      Waterways: none
                              Ports and harbors: St. Peter Port, Saint Sampson
                                Merchant marine: none (2002 est.)
                                       Airports: 2 (2001)
                  Airports - with paved runways: total: 2
                                                 914 to 1,523 m: 1
                                                 under 914 m: 1 (2001)
     Military Guernsey
                         Military - note: defense is the responsibility of the
     Transnational Issues Guernsey
                                                Disputes - international: none

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Guernsey -- U.S. County in Ohio
     Population (2000):    40792
     Housing Units (2000): 18771
     Land area (2000):     521.904233 sq. miles (1351.725701 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    6.388928 sq. miles (16.547247 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    528.293161 sq. miles (1368.272948 sq. km)
     Located within:       Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
     Location:             40.023052 N, 81.524643 W
      Guernsey, OH
      Guernsey County
      Guernsey County, OH

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Guernsey, WY -- U.S. town in Wyoming
     Population (2000):    1147
     Housing Units (2000): 612
     Land area (2000):     1.074653 sq. miles (2.783339 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.013408 sq. miles (0.034727 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.088061 sq. miles (2.818066 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            34320
     Located within:       Wyoming (WY), FIPS 56
     Location:             42.267251 N, 104.743187 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     82214
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Guernsey, WY

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Guernsey, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
     Population (2000):    70
     Housing Units (2000): 34
     Land area (2000):     0.184309 sq. miles (0.477359 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.184309 sq. miles (0.477359 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            33285
     Located within:       Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
     Location:             41.650087 N, 92.344498 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     50172
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Guernsey, IA

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