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Saint Peter Port
Location of Saint Peter Port in Guernsey
Location of Saint Peter Port in Guernsey
Island Guernsey, Channel Islands
Area 2.5 sq mi (6.5 km²)
Population 16,488
- density 6595.2 sq mi (2536.6/km²)
Electoral district Divided into St. Peter Port North and St. Peter Port South

Saint Peter Port is the capital of Guernsey as well as the main port. The population in 2001 was 16,488. In Guernésiais and in French, historically the official language of Guernsey, the name of the town and its surrounding parish is St Pierre Port. The "port" distinguishes this parish from Saint Pierre Du Bois.

As well as being a parish, St. Peter Port is a small town consisting mostly of steep narrow streets and steps on the overlooking slopes.

The post code for addresses in this parish starts with GY1.

People from St. Peter Port, were nicknamed "les Villais" (the townspeople) or "cllichards" in Guernésiais.

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Geography

View of St Peter Port from the South.

St. Peter Port is located on the East coast of Guernsey. It borders St Sampson's in the North, The Vale in the North-West, St Andrew's in the West and St Martin's in the South.

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Relief

The land in the North and by the harbour is low lying but in the South, the land gets much higher (but not as high as St Martin's or the Forest). This means that there are quite a few cliffs on the coast between Havelet and Fermain.

Features

The Town Church

The features of the town include:

Main roads

The following main roads (listed from North-South) provide important links between St Peter Port and the other parishes:

  • Les Banques (leads up the coast to St Sampson's and the North of the Island)
  • Rue Des Varendes (leads to the parish of Castel)
  • Mount Row (leads to St Andrew's and the West of the Island)
  • Ruette Brayes (leads to St Martin's and the South of the Island)
  • Fort Road (leads to St Martin's)

The following coastal roads (listed from North-South) are also very important as they provide access to the shops, carparks and the harbour:

  • St George's Esplanade
  • North Esplanade
  • South Esplanade
  • Mount Durand

Economy

Blue Islands, a regional airline, has its head office in Saint Peter Port.[1]

References

  1. ^ "Contact Us." Blue Islands. Retrieved on 18 September 2009.

External links

Coordinates: 49°27′N 2°32′W / 49.45°N 2.533°W / 49.45; -2.533


Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

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Saint Peter Port is a city in Guernsey.

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Eating out is quite expensive in Guernsey as copmpared to either France or England.

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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St Peter Port or St. Peter Port

  1. A town, and capital of Guernsey.

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