Find out some interesting facts about Guernsey in the Channel Islands, and enjoy our flag printables with the kids.
- The bailiwick of Guernsey is an island in the English Channel, off the coast of Normandy. It includes the islands of Alderney, Sark, Herm, Jethou and Lihou, and, together with Jersey, forms the Channel Islands.
- Guernsey is a British crown dependancy, and has a population of approximately 65,000.
- Guernsey has an interesting history. Originally settled by Britons, it became part of the Duchy of Normany at the end of the 10th Century, was a home to pirates throughout the Middle Ages, and was occupied by Nazi Germany during the World War II.
- With beautiful beaches and a mild climate, Guernsey is a popular holiday destination.
- Guernsey has a maximum speed limit of 35 mph. Smaller country roads have a speed limit of 15 mph. If you like driving fast, you should avoid the island!
About the Guernsey Flag
The Guernsey flag dates to 1985, when the island added a gold cross to the St George's cross to end confusion with England at sporting events. The gold cross represents Duke William of Normany, who is said to have ridden into battle at Hastings with such a flag.
Our Guernsey Flag Printables
We have four variations of this Guernsey flag bookmark printable including 2 in colour and 2 in black in white for the kids to colour in. The blank bookmarks make useful labels, too.
This Guernsey flag printable has 4 different sizes of flag to print, perfect for crafts, school projects or celebrations.