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Sark (French: Sercq, French pronunciation: [sɛʁ]; Sercquiais: Sèr or Cerq) is a part of the Channel Islands in the southwestern English Channel, off the coast of Normandy, France. It is a royal fief, which forms part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, with its own set of laws based on Norman law and its own parliament. It has a population of about 500. Sark (including the nearby island of Brecqhou) has an area of 2.10 square miles (5.44 km2). Little Sark is a peninsula joined by a natural but high and very narrow isthmus to the rest of Sark Island.
Sèr / Cerq (Sercquiais)
|Anthem: "God Save the King"|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Crown Dependency||Bailiwick of Guernsey|
|Separation from the Duchy of Normandy||1204|
|Fief granted to Hellier de Carteret||1565|
|Feudalism abolished||9 April 2008|
|Recognised regional languages||Sercquiais|
|Government||Self-governing dependency under a parliamentary constitutional monarchy|
|5.45 km2 (2.10 sq mi)|
• 2015 estimate
|110.09/km2 (285.1/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC±00:00 (GMT)|
• Summer (DST)
|ISO 3166 code||CQ|
|Internet TLD||.cq (reserved) |
Sark is one of the few remaining places in the world where cars are banned from roads and only tractors, bicycles and horse-drawn vehicles are allowed. In 2011, Sark was designated as a Dark Sky Community and the first Dark Sky Island in the world.