Saint Peter Port

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Saint Peter Port

View o St Peter Port frae the South
View o St Peter Port frae the South
Location o Saint Peter Port in Guernsey
Location o Saint Peter Port in Guernsey
Coordinates: 49°27′20″N 2°32′12″W / 49.4555°N 2.5368°W / 49.4555; -2.5368Coordinates: 49°27′20″N 2°32′12″W / 49.4555°N 2.5368°W / 49.4555; -2.5368
Croun DependencyGuernsey, Channel Islands
 • Electoral destrictDividit intae St Peter Port North an St Peter Port South
 • Total6.5 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
0 m (0 ft)
 • Total18,207
 • Density2,800/km2 (7,300/sq mi)
Time zoneGMT
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01
Postal code

Saint Peter Port is the caipital o Guernsey as well as the main port. The population in 2001 wis 16,488. In Guernésiais an in French, historically the offeecial leid o Guernsey, the name o the toun an its surroondin pairish is St Pierre Port. The "port" distinguishes this pairish frae Saint Pierre Du Bois.

As well as bein a pairish, St. Peter Port is a smaw toun consistin maistly o steep narrae streets an steps on the owerleukin slopes. It is kent that a tradin post/toun haes existit here syne afore Roman times, the pre-Christian name o which haes no survivit intae the modren era.

The postal code for addresses in this pairish stairts wi GY1.

Fowk frae St. Peter Port, wur elknamit "les Villais" (the tounsfowk) or "cllichards" in Guernésiais.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

St. Peter Port is locatit on the east coast o Guernsey. It borders St. Sampson in the north, The Vale in the north-wast, St. Andrew in the wast an St. Martin in the sooth.

On the seawaird side it faces Herm tae the east, athort the Little Russel, an Sark an Brecqhou even faur east athort the Big Russel atween thaim an Herm. The Bréhon Tower sits in the Little Russel atween St. Peter Port an Herm.

Relief The laund in the north an bi the harbour is law leein but in the sooth, the laund gets hintle heicher (but no as heich as St Martin's or the Forest). This means that thare are quite a few cliffs on the coast atween Havelet an Fermain.

Sport & leisur[eedit | eedit soorce]

St. Peter Port haes an Inglis Isthmian League club, Guernsey F.C. who play at Footes Lane.

Subdiveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Castle Cornet

Saint Peter Port is subdividit intae fower cantons:[1]

  1. Canton 1 or North Canton
  2. Canton 2 or Canton o the North-West
  3. Canton 3 or Canton o the South-West
  4. Canton 4 or Canton o the South

In addeetion, the islands o Herm an Jethou belang tae the pairish,[2] but are no pairt o ony canton. Thay belang tae Electoral destrict Saint Peter Port South.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "St. Peter Port Parish, Canton Boundaries". 14 November 2007. Archived frae the original on 6 October 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2012.
  2. "Bailiwick of Guernsey". Retrieved 4 October 2012.
  3. "Guernsey Election of States Deputies, 2008". 23 Apryle 2008. Retrieved 4 October 2012.

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