Where is Isle of Man?

Located in Western Europe, Isle of Man is an island nation. It has a 160.00 km coastline.

The Capital City of the Isle of Man is Douglas, pronounced as Doolish in the local language of Manx. It is located at the inlet of River Douglas taking up about two miles of the river’s bay. Douglas has a population of 27,938 which represents 33% of the country’s population. The least populated town is Laxey which has a population of 1,768 people. Douglas has a lot to showcase to tourists regarding historical buildings, architectural designs from famous artists, unique modes of transport and as a host to the TT Races. Considering the climate in the Isle of Man, it can be deduced that the climate in Douglas is temperate.

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Isle of Man is a European country covering 572.00 km2. and about 5 times smaller than Rhode Island. Its geographic coordinates are 54 15 N, 4 30 W and Douglas, Isle of Man is the capital city.

The name "man" may be derived from the Celtic word for "mountain".

Its ISO code is IM.

Geography

Isle of Man has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level.

It has a temperate climate with cool summers and mild winters, both of which are mostly overcast. Its terrain is characterized by hills in the north and south, bisected by a central valley.

Population

Isle of Man has a population of 88,195 making it the 198th largest in the world. The majority of the population lives in cities and towns like Douglas.

English is the official language; Manx Gaelic also spoken. The majority ethnic group reported is white. The majority of the population is Protestant.

The dominant language spoken in the Isle of Man is English. This is represented in the Standard English used in formal occasions and Manx English which is considered informal. Manx English or Anglo-Max is a dialect derived from the indigenous language Manx. English is the most spoken language on the Island with about 98% of the population having a working knowledge of the language. 2% of the population is familiar with the Manx language. Apart from the formal English which is standard English, Manx English has some words that are borrowed from Manx, and others are English words but with different meanings in the dialect. There are several minority languages in the Isle of Man including Irish, French, German and Spanish.

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The dialing code for the country is -1580.

Government

It is a British crown dependency. The constitution is unwritten.

The Isle of Man is a parliamentary representative democracy. Its official name is the Isle of Man Government. The Isle of Man Government comprises of 7 departments, nine statutory boards, and nine quasi-independent agencies, that all report to the council of ministers. The Isle of Man has links to the United Kingdom, being its crown dependency. Britain acquired Lordship of the Isle of Man in the year 1764.

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Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Isle of Man's GDP is $7,428,000,000.00 (USD) with $84,600.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 164th largest economy and its citizens the 8th richest in the world. The currency of Isle of Man is the Pound (GBP).

Its major imports include timber, fertilizers, and fish.

Flag

The Isle of Man has an official national flag often referred to as the Flag of Mann. This flag's design is of a triskelion which is centrally positioned on a red background. The triskelion is a combination of three armored legs with golden spurs in a clockwise direction. These three legs are a representation of the union of three native kings of the Isle of Man and symbolizes the sun, power, and life. The red color on the background of the flag, on the other hand, is a symbol of hardiness, valor, strength, and bravery. This flag was first adopted on December 1, 1932. It was not until August 27, 1971, that the flag of Man was officiated as the national flag of Isle of Man. Before 1932, the Union Jack had been the flag of Mann. This Union Jack is the current national flag of the United Kingdom. It consists of three crosses including the red satire of Saint George counterchanged with the white cross of Saint Andrew and over all red satire of Saint Patrick. It has been the official national flag of United Kingdom since 1801.

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This page was last modified on February 6th, 2018