Updated 05 November 2012
Isle of Man is located in the west of the European Continent, with a population of 85,421, making it the 199th largest
national population. Its capital and largest city is
Douglas with a total population of 26,218. The country encompasses
572 square kilometers making it the 190th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with Irish Sea.

Lord of Man Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status
through heredity and holds that position for life or abdication. She is represented by Lieutenant Governor Adam W
Chief Minister Allan B
ell is recognized as the Head of Government and achieves that status through election of the
bicameral Tynwald and holds that position two years. Its form of government is a parliamentary democracy as a
British Crown dependency and their Constitution is not yet written however they are governed under the Isle of Man
Constitution Act of 1961 though it does not embody the unwritten Manx Constitution.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are English and Manx Gaelic. It counts among its major religions
Anglican, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian and Society of Friends. As sources of mass
communication it has 1 AM and 1 FM.

Major geographical features are Sneafell, its highest point at 621 meters and Irish Sea, its lowest point at 0 meters. Its
principal waterway is Irish Sea, which measures 160 kilometers of coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are financial services, light
manufacturing and tourism. Its official currency is British Pound though there is also a Manx Pound.

Here’s something you may not know about Isle of Man. The Calf of Man, which lies to the southeast, is a bird
Ballaugh Old Church
Castletown on Isle of
Man's southern coast
Calf of Man- Isle of
Man's eastern and
southernmost point
Chicken Rock on Isle
of Man's southwest
Chicken Rock
Douglas- the Isle of
Man's capital and
largest city on the
eastern coast
Manx Cheese- a
common export for the
Isle of Man
Maughold Head on the
Irish Sea- Isle of Man's
lowest and
easternmost point
Harry Kelly's Cottage
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Isle of Man Today
Peel on Isle of Man's
western coast
Point of Ayre- Isle of
Man's northernmost
Ramsey on Isle of
Man's northeast coast
Children of the Isle of
Snaefell (snowfall)- Isle
of Man's highest point
View over Laxey
Read about human rights in Pax
World Post Report!
Tourists in a traditional
Isle of Man village
Calf Sound from
Cregneash- Isle of
Man's westernmost
mainland point
Dreswick Point- Isle of
Man's southernmost
mainland point
The tailless Manx cat is
indigenous to the Isle
of Man
The Great Laxey Wheel
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