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Chan·nel Islands

 (chăn′əl)
1. A group of British islands in the English Channel off the coast of northern France. Settled by Norse mariners, the islands became part of the duchy of Normandy in the tenth century and passed to England with the Norman Conquest of 1066.
2. also Santa Barbara Islands A chain of islands and islets off southern California in the Pacific Ocean. The islands are separated from the mainland by the Santa Barbara Channel in the north and the San Pedro Channel in the south.

Channel Islands

pl n
(Placename) a group of islands in the English Channel, off the NW coast of France, consisting of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Brechou or Brecqhou, Sark, Herm, Jethou, and Lihou (all between them representing the United Kingdom Crown Dependencies of the Bailiwick of Jersey and the Bailiwick of Guernsey) - the only part of the duchy of Normandy remaining to Britain - and the Roches Douvres and the Îles Chausey (which belong to France). Pop: 149 878 (2001). Area: 194 sq km (75 sq miles)

Chan′nel Is′lands


n.pl.
a British island group in the English Channel, near the coast of France, consisting of Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey, and smaller islands. 126,156; 75 sq. mi. (194 sq. km).
Translations
îles Anglo-Normandes

Channel Islands

[ˌtʃænəlˈaɪləndz] npl
the Channel Islands → les îles fpl de la Manche, les îles fpl anglo-normandeschannel port nport m de la Manche

Channel Islands

npl the Channel Islandsle Isole Normanne or del Canale (della Manica)
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She had houses in all the hamlets, she worked quarries of granite, she freighted coasters with stone--even traded with the Channel Islands.
 Victor Hugo relates that in the Channel Islands Satan himself --
Whale watching excursions to the Channel Islands National Park are offered daily from Channel Islands Harbor and provide sightseers the best opportunities for viewing the whales, which are up to 50 feet long and weigh approximately 36 tons, as they travel south.
HSBC Holdings (LSE: HSBA) has said that it has hired a CFO for the Channel Islands.
IN response to David R Williams and his comments that Wales should have their own tax raising powers similar to that of the Channel islands (Letters, October 6).
Gama Aviation will have expanded geographic presence and further prospects for growth across Jersey and the Channel Islands after the completion of its acquisition of Aviation Beauport.
Here is an intersection of natural and human activities on and among the Channel Islands which documents the evolution of settlements, patterns of use, the challenges posed by shifting sands, and more.
Channel Islands Travel Group, a travel company based in the Channel Islands, which are part of the UK, will be offering a new service from Glasgow Airport, in Scotland, to the Channel Island of Guernsey.
STEVE WEST raises an interesting question about both the Falkland Islands and the Channel Islands (You Say, March 6).
Channel Islands Wholesale Group holds the Spar contract for the Channel Islands and as part of the deal bought 12 of Channel Islands Newsagents' 13 stores operating under two fascias--a CTN format called Pickwicks and a c-store format called rStore--for an undisclosed sum.
But in 2005, trustees for the project decided the funds would be better used on wildlife regeneration projects elsewhere in the Channel Islands.
The Channel Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis) is endemic to six of the Channel Islands off the coast of California.