Jersey (Jèrriais: Jèrri) is the largest of the Channel Islands, an island archipelago in the St. Malo bight in the western English Channel. It has a total area of and is part of the British Isles archipelago. It lies from the Cotenin Peninsula in Normandy, France and about from the south coast of Great Britain. Jersey lies within longitude -2° W and latitude 49° N.
It has a coastline of 70 kilometres and no land connections to any other territories. Jersey claims a territorial sea of and an exclusive fishing zone of and shares maritime borders with the Bailiwick of Guernsey to the north and France to the south and east.
Jersey is the main island of the Bailiwick of Jersey, which also consists of islet groups known as Les Écréhous, Les Minquiers, Les Dirouilles and Les Pierres de Lecq.
It is a highly densely populated territory, being the 13th most densely populated country or territory. About 30% of the population of the island is concentrated in the parish of