Channel Islands

geographical name

Definition of Channel Islands

1 or Santa Barbara Islands chain of islands in the Pacific off the southwestern coast of California — see catalina, san clemente island, santa cruz 1, santa rosa island
2 group of islands in the English Channel west of the Cotentin Peninsula of France; a possession of the British Crown, but governed by local laws area 75 square miles (195 square kilometers), population 149,900 — see alderney, guernsey, jersey, sark

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