Guernsey

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Guernsey is an island off the coast of Normandy in north-west France. With a population of about 30,000 people, it’s a small jurisdiction, but has a lot of resources due to its offshore banking industry. The name “Guernsey” comes from the Old Norse word “guerney” meaning “island of pigs” and likely refers to the number of pigs that were once kept on the island.nThe jurisdiction is made up of the main island, Guernsey, and several smaller islands including Alderney, Herm, Jethou and Lihou. The government is a parliamentary democracy with a chief minister who is responsible for all major decisions. The island benefits from being tax free andancer and has a rich history which can be explored at any number of sites including Castle Cornet, St Peter Port and Les Contrées .nThe economy is based on services such as finance, insurance, travel and tourism as well as agriculture. Guernsey also has a strong manufacturing sector including aircraft components, watches and china pottery. The jurisdiction has two universities, one private and one public. Guernsey also has