Channel Islands are an archipelago of British Crown dependencies,
divided into the two separately administered bailiwicks, Jersey and
Guernsey. The Bailiwick of Guernsey includes the islands of Guernsey,
Alderney, Herm and Sark.
Though not part of the U.K., both bailiwicks rely on Britain for defence
and international representation. Guernsey and especially Jersey rely
upon the financial sector for their economic growth.
The island of Sark was the last feudal state in Europe. Their first
democratic elections in 2008 led to a great deal of controversy with
negative impact on the economy. The political situation remains
The population of the Channel Islands is ~150,000.
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