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Jersey,Channel Islands U.K.
The Channel Island of Jersey measuring some 9 miles by 5 sits within the bay of St.Malo and with its proximity to France could easily be confused as being part of French territory.Jersey however is a 'Crown Dependency',being part of the United Kingdom,loyal to the Crown,but being independent by having its own laws and Government.In the world of Finance it is considered as an important Offshore Finance centre,with many International Banks & Financial Institutions being located in the capital of St.Helier. Jersey along with the other Channel Islands were subjected to five years of German Occupation during the war years between 1940 -1945,many fortifications remain from this period dotted along the coastline forming part of what was known at the time as the 'Atlantic Wall' . The Island is considered as being very clean with many pristine coves & beaches, the most extensive stretch of sandy beach being located at St.Ouens bay, where surfing is a prime pastime for Islanders and visitors alike.The Jersey coastline has many scenic harbours and tranquil small beaches,with one of the largest tidal ranges within Europe.