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Under the Interpretation Act 1978 of the United Kingdom, the term British Islands refers to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, together with the Crown Dependencies: the Bailiwicks of Jersey and of Guernsey (which in turn includes the smaller islands of Alderney, Herm and Sark) in the Channel Islands; and the Isle of Man. 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... Crown dependencies are possessions of the British Crown, as opposed to overseas territories or colonies. ... A bailiwick is the area of jurisdiction of a bailiff. ... Capital St Anne Status Part of Guernsey, Crown dependency of the UK Official language(s) English Head of Government Sir Norman Browse Population 2,400 Currency Alderney pound Alderney is also a suburb of Poole in Dorset, England, and a breed of cattle Alderney (French Aurigny, Auregnais Aoeurgny) is... This article is about the island. ... Flag of Sark Sark (in French, Sercq, in Sercquiais Sèr) is a small island of the Channel Islands, part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. ... The Channel Islands are a group of islands off the coast of Normandy, France, in the English Channel. ...


British Islands is a legal term that is not in general usage. It is not to be confused with the term British Isles. The British Isles consist of Great Britain, Ireland and a number of much smaller surrounding islands. ...


The phrase "British Islands - Bailiwick of Jersey" is used, for example, on Jersey passports, replacing "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" on the generally similar UK passport. (Both bear the inscription "European Union", although Jersey is in the customs union rather than the EU proper. A large proportion of Channel Islanders possess European Union citizenship by descent and are therefore entitled to EU passports - those Islanders with no inherited or acquired European Union citizenship have their passports stamped to this effect). The title page of European Union member state passports bears the name European Union, then the name of the issuing country, in the official languages of all EU countries. ...


Manx passports have European Union - British Islands - Isle of Man written on them. The Isle of Man however is also not part of the EU.


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British Islands is a legal term that is not in general usage.
It is not to be confused with the term British Isles.
The phrase "British Islands - Bailiwick of Jersey" is used, for example, on Jersey passports, replacing "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" on the generally similar UK passport.
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