Interesting facts about Jersey
- Jersey is the largest of the Chanel Islands. The island is only 9 miles in length and 5 miles in width;
- Although Jersey is part of the British Crown, it is much closer to France than it is to England;
- Jersey is not part of the United Kingdom but a self-governing Crown Dependency which gives the Island constitutional rights of self-government and judicial independence with political and economic stability;
- The population of Jersey is approximately 82,000 and effective immigration controls exist to restrict future growth;
- The financial services sector provides Jersey’s main source of income, and the tourist industry has always been very important to the Island’s economy;
- Jersey does not have a Prime Minister; instead it has a Lieutenant Governor who is considered as the representative of the Crown on the island;
- Jersey has retained its top spot as the highest rated offshore jurisdiction in the latest Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) and is the only offshore centre to feature in the top 30 finance centres around the world;
- During the English Civil war, the presumptive British monarch Charles II took refuge in Jersey and so, after his coronation, he gifted George Cateret of Jersey which he named New Jersey;
- Jersey has one of the world’s largest tidal ranges, which means during low tides, the island grows by fifth;
- The residents of Jersey are called Crapauds (toads in French) by other Chanel Islanders because Jersey has toads.
Frequently asked questions
How many directors are required for starting a business in Jersey?Only 1 director is required when registering a company in Jersey.
How many shareholders are required for registering a company in Jersey?Only 1 shareholder is required for business registration in Jersey.
Is it mandatory to have a resident director or shareholder for Company Registration in Jersey?No. Resident director will not be required for registering a company in Jersey.