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We pay close attention to what our readers read and when they read it. One other facet of our analytics that always sparks our curiosity is where in the world people log in from.
We don’t know who is logging in, or what has sparked their interest, but we are continuously fascinated by the countries and territories (many of which we’ve previously never heard of) that find their way to news about Carson Valley, Nevada.
While we are hyper-local in focus, the Valley is of interest to individuals around the world. To date, readers from 126 of the 212 countries and territories with internet access around the world have logged on to the CVT.
So we decided to begin featuring one of these countries every week, in a grade-school-style geography report (With a lot of help from Wikipedia). Rockapella, unfortunately, was unavailable to record a theme song for us. But we still have high hopes!
Where in the world is CVT being read today? Bailiwick of Jersey
Where is it? Located in the English Channel, Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands, located about 12 nautical miles off the coast of Normandy, France.
Size: 45.56 square miles
Official Languages: English, French
Government: Self-governing parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy. It is not part of the United Kingdom, but the United Kingdom is responsible for its defense.
Climate: Temperate with mild winters and mild to warm summers.
Economy: 57 percent of the island’s area is agricultural land, with potatoes and dairy being the top products. Perhaps you’ve heard of Jersey Cattle? The herd of about 5,000 is known for its rich milk and cream.
Did you know? The people of Jersey are called Islanders or Jerseymen and Jerseywomen.
Pop Culture: Henry Cavill, who played Superman in 2013’s Man of Steel, hails from Jersey. Victor Hugo, who wrote The Hunchback of Notre Dame, lived in Jersey briefly before being exiled for supporting a newspaper that had criticized Queen Victoria. He moved from there to Guernsey, where he would write Les Misérables.
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