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Isle of Man Country Guide

Explore Isle of Man in Europe

Isle of Man with the capital city Douglas is located in Europe (Western Europe, island in the Irish Sea). It covers some 573 square kilometres (slightly more than three times the size of Washington, DC) with 75,049 citizens.

Interactive map of Isle of Man

The topography includes hills in north and south bisected by central valley. The average density of population is approximately 131 per km². The notable climate conditions in Isle of Man can be described as temperate with cool summers and mild winters, overcast about a third of the time. Possible natural disasters include NA.

To reach someone in Isle of Man dial +44-1624 prior to a number. There are 51,000 installed telephones. The cellular networks commonly support frequencies of Mhz. Websites registered in this country end with the top level domain ".im".

About the flag and history of Isle of Man

Red with the Three Legs of Man emblem (triskelion), in the center; the three legs are joined at the thigh and bent at the knee; in order to have the toes pointing clockwise on both sides of the flag, a two-sided emblem is used; the flag is based on the coat-of-arms of the last recognized Norse King of Mann, Magnus III (r. 1252-1265); the triskelion has its roots in an early Celtic sun symbol.

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 European Union. However, the UK Government remains constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation.

National administrative regions of Isle of Man

Geography Quick-Facts

Summary Continent: Europe
Capital: Douglas
Size 572 square kilometers (km² or sqkm) or 221 square miles (mi² or sqmi)
slightly more than three times the size of Washington, DC
Population 75,049
Currency Name: Pound, Currency Code: GPD
Country Top Level Domain (cTLD) .im
Telephone Country Prefix +44-1624
Mobile Phone Connections 0
Landline Phone Connections 51,000

Country Position in World Rankings

Information about single country attributes and how these compare against the rest of the world. The information below is compiled with data from 2013. As such, it may differ a bit to the Information above in the text (which is from 2010).


Value name Value World Rank
Area 572 (sq km) 194

People and Society

Value name Value World Rank
Population 86,159 199
Population growth rate 0.84 (%) 131
Birth rate 11.27 (births/1,000 population) 173
Death rate 9.99 (deaths/1,000 population) 52
Net migration rate 7.11 (migrant(s)/1,000 population) 15
Infant mortality rate 4.22 (deaths/1,000 live births) 195
Life expectancy at birth 80.87 (years) 24
Total fertility rate 1.95 (children born/woman) 135
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 7.2 (%) 124


Value name Value World Rank
GDP (purchasing power parity) 4,076,000,000 176
GDP - real growth rate 5.20 (%) 56
GDP - per capita (PPP) 53,800 12
Labor force 41,790 195
Unemployment rate 2.00 (%) 14
Taxes and other revenues 23.7 (% of GDP) 132
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-) 0.50 (% of GDP) 35
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 5.00 (%) 138


Value name Value World Rank
Internet hosts 895 174


Value name Value World Rank
Airports 1 219
Railways 63 (km) 129
Roadways 500 (km) 195
Merchant marine 321 30

Data based on CIA facts book 2010 & 2013, wikipedia, national statistical offices and their census releases

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