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Flag Coat of arms
Anthem: God Save the Queen{{#invoke:String|rep| |2}}(official)
Location of Alderney (red) in relation to Guernsey.
Location of Alderney (red) in relation to Guernsey.
CapitalSt. Anne
Official languages English
Recognised regional languages Auregnais
 -  Duke Queen Elizabeth II
 -  Head of Government Stuart Trought
Legislature States of Alderney
Part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey
(British crown dependency)
 -  Administrative separation from mainland Normandy
 -  estimate 1,903<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation


Currency Pound sterlinga (GBP)
Time zone GMT
 -  Summer (DST)  (UTC+1)
Calling code +44 1481
Internet TLD .gg{{#invoke:String|rep| |2}}(Guernsey)
a. Local coinage is issued, including the pound note (see Alderney pound).
1890 map of Alderney and adjacent islands

Alderney ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}; French: Aurigny{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} [oʁiɲi]; Auregnais: Aoeur'gny) is the most northerly of the Channel Islands. It is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a British Crown dependency. It is {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} long and {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} wide. The area is {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}, making it the third-largest island of the Channel Islands, and the second largest in the Bailiwick. It is around {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} to the west of La Hague on the Cotentin Peninsula, Normandy, in France, {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} to the north-east of Guernsey and {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} from the south coast of Great Britain. It is the closest of the Channel Islands to both France and the United Kingdom. It is separated from Cap de la Hague by the dangerous Alderney Race (French: Raz Blanchard).

As of April 2013, the island has a population of 1,903 people and they are traditionally nicknamed vaques<ref>Dictionnaire Jersiais-Français, 1966; Customs, Ceremonies & Traditions of the Channel Islands, Lemprière, 1976, ISBN 0-7091-5842-4</ref> after the cows, or else lapins<ref>Dictionnaire Jersiais-Français, 1966</ref> after the many rabbits seen in the island. Formally, they are known as Ridunians, from the Latin Riduna.

The only parish of Alderney is the parish of St Anne, which covers the whole island.

The main town, St Anne, historically known as "La Ville", (or "Town" in English), is often referred to as "St Anne's" by visitors and incomers, but rarely by locals (who, in normal conversation, still most frequently refer to the area centred around Victoria St simply as "Town"). The town's "High St", which formerly had a small handful of shops, is now almost entirely residential, crossing Victoria St at its highest point, forming a T-junction. The town area features an imposing church and an unevenly cobbled main street: Victoria Street (Rue Grosnez – the English name being adopted on the visit of Queen Victoria in 1854. There is a primary school, a secondary school a post office, and hotels, as well as restaurants, banks and shops. Other settlements include Braye, Crabby, Longis, Mannez, La Banquage and Newtown.

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