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ID: 7005237
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Guernsey (dependent state)  Guernsey (dependent state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 49 35 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 49.5833  decimal degrees
Long: 002 20 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -2.3330  decimal degrees

Note: Comprises Guernsey island and a few smaller islands. The area was settled in prehistoric times. It was incorporated into Normandy in 933. Documents from the 11th century attest to a handful of landowners, including the Duke of Normandy. Guernsey was separated politically from Normandy in 1204. English is generally spoken in the towns, though a Norman-French patois is also spoken.

Names:
Guernsey (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Bailiwick of Guernsey (C,V,English,U,N)
Guernesey (C,V,English,U,N)
GG (C,O)
GGY (C,O)
ISO831 (C,O)
GK00 (C,O,FIPS)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Guernsey (dependent state)  ........  Guernsey (dependent state) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Channel Islands (island group)  ............  Channel Islands (island group) (P)
Hierarchy of Guernsey (dependent state)  ................  Guernsey (dependent state)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Guernsey (dependent state)  ............  Guernsey (dependent state)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Northern Europe (general region)  ........  Northern Europe (general region) (P)
Hierarchy of Guernsey (dependent state)  ............  Guernsey (dependent state) (P)

Place Types:
dependent state (preferred, C)  ............  united with England at Norman Conquest in 1066, administered separately from Jersey from the 15th cen.
primary political unit (C)
bailiwick (C)  ............  bailiff given jurisdiction in 13th cen.

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Saint Peter Port .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Europe, Guernsey) [7017233]

Sources and Contributors:
Bailiwick of Guernsey..........  [VP]
......................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 543-544
......................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
GG..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Newsletter V-11 (2006) accessed 25 September 2007
GGY..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Newsletter V-11 (2006) accessed 25 September 2007
GK00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
Guernesey..........  [VP]
....................  ISO Newsletter I-8 (2007) accessed 3 October 2007
Guernsey..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Baedekers: Great Britain (1966)
.................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1970)
.................  Blue Guide: Ireland (1979)
.................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 493
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 126 & 249
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 173
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
.................  ISO Newsletter I-8 (2007) accessed 3 October 2007
.................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-37
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 474
ISO831..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Newsletter V-11 (2006) accessed 25 September 2007
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Baedekers: Great Britain (1966)
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1970)
..................  Blue Guide: Ireland (1979)
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 493
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 126 & 249
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 173
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 543-544
..................  ISO Newsletter I-8 (2007) accessed 3 October 2007
..................  ISO Newsletter V-11 (2006) accessed 25 September 2007
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 9 July 2014
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-37
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 474
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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