Isle of Man

The Isle of Man (in Manx: Ellan Vannin) is a picturesque island in the British Isles, located in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland. It is a British Crown dependency and therefore not part of the United Kingdom itself; the UK is responsible for defence and foreign affairs.

Capital Douglas
Currency pound sterling (GBP)
Manx pound (IMP)
Population 85.8 thousand (2013)
Electricity 230 volt / 50 hertz (BS 1363)
Country code +44
Time zone UTC±00:00
Emergencies 112, 999
Driving side left
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The island has its own government, headed by a Chief Minister, and has a parliament called the “Tynwald”. This consists of the democratically elected House of Keys and the nominated Legislative Council. The Isle of Man is not a full member of the European Union, but is an associate member.

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Map of Isle of Man

  • 54.152337-4.4861231 Douglas (Doolish) – the capital and largest town on the island.
  • 54.075003-4.6547121 Castletown (Balley Chashtal) – a fine castle and the Old House of Keys.
  • 54.222442-4.6914171 Peel (Purt ny h-Inshey) – an impressive castle, cathedral and nice museums.
  • 54.324009-4.3917691 Ramsey (Rhumsaa) – beach and harbour for yachts.

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