What is Sark known for?


of the nearby Channel Islands of Guernsey and Alderney) formed during geological activity in the continental crust above an ancient subduction zone. This geological setting would have been analogous to the modern-day subduction zone of the Pacific Ocean plate colliding and subducting beneath the North and South American continental plate. Sark also exercises jurisdiction over the island of Brecqhou, only a few hundred feet west of Greater Sark. It is a private island, but it has

it and has been granted its own UN country code (680) to assist in identifying this fact to the world at large. Together with the islands of Alderney and Guernsey, Sark from time to time approves Bailiwick of Guernsey legislation, which, subject to the approval of all three legislatures, applies in the entire Bailiwick. Legislation cannot be made which applies on Sark without the approval of the Chief Pleas, although recently Chief Pleas has been delegating a number of Ordinance making powers

230 230 15 18 189 187 56 61 Data from the 1971 Bailwick of Guernsey report. Population by birthplace and visitors class "wikitable" - ! rowspan 2 Birthplace ! colspan 3 Guernsey ! colspan 3 Alderney ! colspan 3 Sark - ! Persons !! Males !! Females !! Persons !! Males !! Females !! Persons !! Males !! Females - colspan "10" style "text-align:left;" '''Resident in Bailiwick


. Television The 1986 television adaptation of Mr Pye by Mervyn Peake and starring Derek Jacobi was filmed on the island. The original short story is also set on Sark. Sark featured in the 6th episode of the fourth series of ''The New Statesman'', ''The Irresistible Rise of Alan B'Stard'' and also in the Jersey-based television detective series ''Bergerac (Bergerac (TV series))''. Part of the seventh episode of the second series of World War II television drama ''Enemy at the Door'' takes place in Sark. La Coupée features in a number of scenes. Sark, and in particular the Gouliot Caves, features in episode 8 of series 3 of the BBC television series ''Coast (Coast (TV series))''. Sark was featured in Episode 3 of the 2009 ITV (ITV (TV network)) television series ''Islands of Britain (Islands of Britain (TV series))'', presented by Martin Clunes; islanders involved in the programme included Alan Blythe (Constable) and Rossford de Carteret. Sark was featured on the ITV2 programme ''Holiday Showdown'' where one family chose Sark as their holiday destination. In episode 2 of the 2009 ITV mini-series ''Collision (Collision (TV series))'', Guy Pearson (played by Nicholas Farrell) says, "I'm moving to the Channel Islands: Sark. No cars on Sark, it'll be heaven." In John Shuttleworth's ''Southern Softies'' (2009), John and his crew cannot find anywhere to stay on the island. Series 7 and 8 of the BBC television series ''An Island Parish'' follows the Anglican priest and Methodist minister on Sark. See also * List of Seigneurs of Sark References

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and geology thumb left La Coupée (File:Sark Coupee.jpg) Sark consists of two main parts, Greater Sark, located at about 49° 25' N x 2° 22' W, and Little Sark to the south. They are connected by a narrow isthmus called La Coupée which is


accessdate 11 December 2008 archiveurl http: web 20081212134434 http: guernsey content articles 2008 11 18 sark_election_candidates_2008_feature.shtml archivedate 12 December 2008 deadurl no * December 11 - Bernard Madoff is arrested by U.S. federal authorities on charges of running a massive decades-long Ponzi scheme swindling thousands of investors - the largest financial fraud in history. Mosley also reportedly

natural life

: 2 hi europe guernsey 7258214.stm title Europe | Guernsey | Sark agrees switch to democracy publisher BBC News date 22 February 2008 accessdate 1 February 2014 Some Sark residents have complained that the new system is not democratic and have described the powers the new law granted to the Seneschal, an unelected member whose term the new law extended to the duration of his natural life, as imperial or dictatorial. The Court of Appeal has

work related

are allowed on the Lido (Lido di Venezia). Other examples are Cinque Terre in Italy, Ghent in Belgium, which is one of the largest car-free areas in Europe and the Old Town of Rhodes (Rhodes, Greece), since many, if not most of the streets are too steep and or narrow for automobile circulation. Mount Athos, an Autonomous Monastic State within the sovereignty of Greece, does not permit automobiles on its territory. Trucks and work-related vehicles only are in use

writing local

for writing local history year 2002 publisher University of California Press location Berkeley (Berkeley, California) id 9780520232938 url http: books?id 3b2g1RD5fUAC&pg PA278&lpg PA278&dq buster+beaumont&source bl&ots aPWKwoQf1R&sig 0OeG8fWMUMCJVNC1_vs73-huxpY&hl en&ei TRcoSrnNIIzm6gOaqIipAQ&sa X&oi book_result&ct result&resnum 5#PPA278,M1 pages 278–79 isbn 9780520232938

team sports

and Alderney. Sport

historical reasons

Conseillers of Chief Pleas was in January 2009). Language and Culture Sark has its own dialect of the Norman language, ''Sarkese'', ''Sercquiais'' or ''Sark-French'' (''Lé Sèrtchais'' in the original), which is closely related to the language of Jersey, ''Jèrriais''. In practice though, the visitor will only encounter it in place names. French is also relatively widely spoken. For historical reasons, French was until very recently the law used for legal matters, and still is sometimes used in official matters, as the Bailwick still follows some aspects of Norman law. See thumb La Coupée (File:La Coupée.jpg) *

speaking history

annexed. After the Roman retreat during the 5th century AD, Sark was probably an outpost of one or other Breton-speaking (Breton language) kingdoms (History of Brittany#Middle Ages) until 933, when it became part of the Duchy of Normandy. Following the Norman conquest of England in 1066, the island was united with the Crown of England. In the 13th century, the French pirate Eustace the Monk, having served King John (John of England), used Sark as a base of operations. During


'''Sark''' ( In 2011, Sark was designated as a Dark Sky Community (Dark-sky preserve) and the first Dark Sky Island in the world.

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