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Guernsey has a total area of 25 square miles (65 km2).
Guernsey is situated 30 miles (48 km) west of France's Normandy coast and 75 miles (121 km) south of Weymouth, England and lies in the Gulf of St Malo.
Since 933 AD, the island's Head of State has been the Duke of Normandy, currently Queen Elizabeth II. Guernsey, together with the other islands of Les Īles Anglo-Normandes, remain the last remnants of the medieval Duchy of Normandy, which successfully invaded England in 1066 AD - it is said that a Guernseyman fired the arrow which killed King Harold at the Battle of Hastings.
Torteval is the smallest and westernmost Parish of Guernsey, with a southern coast composed entirely of rugged cliffs, and the picturesque Rocquaine Bay on its northwest side. The Parish Church was built in 1818 and houses one of the oldest bells in the Channel Islands, which was made at the bell foundry at Villedieu-les-Poźles in Lower Normandy, where a new bell was cast, which Prince Charles chimed at the ceremony in 2014 at Bayeux Cathedral to commemorate the D-Day Landings.
Further details at http://www.visitguernsey.com