Saint John, Jersey


Saint John, Jersey

Infobox Channel Island parish
native_name=Saint John





island=Jersey
area=8.7 km²
population=2618
population_density=300.9/km²

Saint John (Jèrriais: St Jean) is one of the twelve parishes of Jersey in the Channel Islands.

Saint John is in the north of Jersey and borders St Mary on its west, Trinity to the east, and St Lawrence and Saint Helier on its south.

The cliffs of the north coast afford some of the best views in Jersey. After Trinity, it has the second highest point in Jersey at Mont Mado (473 ft). The parish covers territory of 4,846 vergées (8.7 km².).

Mont Mado granite was quarried historically. The largest quarry is now that of Ronez on the north coast.

La Route du Nord was constructed during the Occupation of the Channel Islands as a scheme to provide work. The road is now dedicated to the men and women of Jersey who suffered 1939-1945.

Vingtaines

The parish is divided into vingtaines for administrative purposes as follows:

*La Vingtaine du Nord
*La Vingtaine de Hérupe
*La Vingtaine du Douet

The parish is one electoral district and elects one Deputy.

Demographics

Saint John is the second least populated parish of Jersey, having only 2,618 residents as of 2001.

Gallery

External links

* [http://www.societe-jersiaise.org/geraint/jerriais/st_jean.html St Jean]


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