The Channel Islands are in the English Channel, off the French coast of Normandy. They include two separate territories: the Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Bailiwick of Jersey. They are not part of the United Kingdom. Jersey and Guernsey are the two largest islands. Alderney, Sark and Herm are the others.
Finance, tourism and agriculture are the key industries.
The pace of life in the Channel Islands is gentler than Britain but there is plenty to see and do, including shopping, eating out, and activities such as walking, cycling, scuba diving and sailing.