World Atlas: Isle of Man. On this page you can see the map, country flag and many detailed information about the people, history and economy of Isle of Man.
Here you can find online selected information about the geography, inhabitants, government, economy and history of Isle of Man. Included are selected statistics, an overview map and the detailed map of Isle of Man. But let's start with the flag of Isle of Man here:
Isle of Man - Overview:
What you should know about Isle of Man? Let's start with this: Part of the Norwegian Kingdom of the Hebrides until the 13th century when it was ceded to Scotland, the isle came under the British Crown in 1765. Current concerns include reviving the almost extinct Manx Gaelic language. Isle of Man is a British Crown dependency but is not part of the UK or of the EU. However, the UK Government remains constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation.
Geography of Isle of Man
Where on the globe is Isle of Man? The location of this country is Western Europe, island in the Irish Sea, between Great Britain and Ireland. Total area of Isle of Man is 572 sq km, of which 572 sq km is land. So this is quite a small country. How could we describe the terrain of the country? This way: hills in north and south bisected by central valley. The lowest point of Isle of Man is Irish Sea 0 m, the highest point Snaefell 621 m. And the climate is temperate; cool summers and mild winters; overcast about a third of the time.
Inhabitants of Isle of Man
Let's take a look how many people live in Isle of Man. The number is: 88,815 (July 2017 est.). So not so many people live here. Who lives here? white 96.5%, Asian/Asian British 1.9%, other 1.5% (2011 est.). What are the languages in Isle of Man? English, Manx Gaelic (about 2% of the population has some knowledge). And the religions: Protestant (Anglican, Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Society of Friends), Roman Catholic. How old are the people in average? 44.2 years. We have to add that this number is the median - so one half of the people is older than this, one half is younger. And what is their life expectancy (at birth)? This: 81.3 years. Where the people live in Isle of Man? Here: most people concentrated in cities and large towns of which Douglas, in the southeast, is the largest. The major urban areas of Isle of Man are: Douglas (capital) 29,000 (2014).
Government and Economy of Isle of Man
The capital of Isle of Man is Douglas and the government type parliamentary democracy (Tynwald); a Crown dependency of the UK. Let's take a look at the administrative divisions - none; there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are 24 local authorities each with its own elections. Regarding the economy of Isle of Man, important industrial products are financial services, light manufacturing, tourism. Important agricultural products are cereals, vegetables; cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry. The most important export commodities are tweeds, herring, processed shellfish, beef, lam and the most important export partners are unknown. The most important import commodities are timber, fertilizers, fish and the most important import partners are unknown. How rich is Isle of Man and how rich are people in this country? The most important number here is GDP per capita (PPP): $84,600 (2014 est.). This means the people are rich on average here. Let's add that this means Gross Domestic Product per person, which is recalculated with respect to the relative cost of local goods and services. And one more important number - population below poverty line: NA%.