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About Sark

Sark is an island in the Channel Islands and is located about eighty miles southwest of England, not too far away from the coast of Normandy. Sark forms part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, along with the islands of Jethou, Lihou, Burhou, Herm, Alderney, Guernsey and Brecqhou. Sark however has its own set of laws and local parliament. The population of Sark os 600.

Sark measures 3 miles longs and a mile and a half wide, and is known for at least forty miles of pristine coastlines which attract lots of tourists to Sark every year. Boat is used to get to Sark, as Sark does not have an airport and airplanes are prohibited from flying less than 2400 ft above Sark. Arrival by boat on Sark allows for great views of Sark’ cliffs, often filled with blooming fauna and flora. Sark is home to numerous species of birds, along with visiting dolphins.

Sark has two principal sections, namely Little Sark which is located south of the island and Greater Sark. Greater Sark ad Little Sark are joined by an isthmus which is known as La Coupee. The isthmus has a concrete road which was constructed in 1945 by Germans captured during the war. People living in Little Sark developed their own Sark dialect which has Frency (Normandy) background. Sark is famous for its rock formations, which studies showing rocs found on Sark to be as old as 620-600 million years ago. In its earliest days, Sark was inhabited by people of the Veneti tribe.

Education in Sark is based on the English system. There is one school in Sark where students attend from 4 to 15 years old. Students in Sark are able to go to England or Guernsey to further their studies.
There are no cars on Sark which was declared a car0free zone. The only forms of transportation allowed in Sark are bicycles, horse-drawn vehicles and tractors. Other forms of transportation in Sark include buggies with batteries and motorized bicycles which are commonly used by persons with disabilities and the elderly.