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Isle of Man - Introduction 1989
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Background: 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 Celtic language.

Isle of Man - Geography 1989
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Geographic coordinates

Map reference


Land boundaries: none

Coastline: 113 km

Maritime claims
Continental shelf: 200 meters or to depth of exploitation
Exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Territorial sea: 3 nm

Climate: cool summers and mild winters; humid; overcast about half the time

Terrain: hills in north and south bisected by central valley


Natural resources: lead, iron ore
Land use

Land use: NA% arable land; NA% permanent crops; NA% meadows and pastures; NA% forest and woodland; NA% other; extensive arable land: and forests

Irrigated land

Major rivers

Major watersheds area km²

Total water withdrawal

Total renewable water resources

Natural hazards

Note: defense is the responsibility of the UK Man, Isle of Man, Isle of Man, Isle of

Isle of Man - People 1989
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Population: 64,728 (July 1989), growth rate 0.2% (1989)

Nationality: noun - Manxman, adjective - Manx

Ethnic groups: native Manx of Norse-Celtic descent; British

Languages: English, Manx Gaelic

Religions: Anglican, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Society of Friends

Demographic profile
Age structure

Age structure

Dependency ratios

Median age

Population growth rate

Birth rate: 11 births/1000 population (1989)

Death rate: 15 deaths/1000 population (1989)

Net migration rate: 6 migrants/1000 population (1989)

Population distribution


Major urban areas

Current issues: strong westerly winds prevail

Air pollutants

Sex ratio

Mothers mean age at first birth

Maternal mortality ratio

Infant mortality rate: 9 deaths/1000 live births (1989)

Life expectancy at birth: 72 years male, 78 years female (1989)

Total fertility rate: 1.8 children born/woman (1989)

Contraceptive prevalence rate

Drinking water source

Current health expenditure

Physicians density

Hospital bed density

Sanitation facility access


Major infectious diseases

Obesity adult prevalence rate

Alcohol consumption

Tobacco use

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

Education expenditures

Literacy: NA%, but compulsory education between ages of 5 and 15

School life expectancy primary to tertiary education

Youth unemployment

Isle of Man - Government 1989
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Country name: conventional long form: none

Government type: crown dependency of the UK

Capital: Douglas

Administrative divisions: none (self-governing crown dependency of the UK)

Dependent areas

Independence: none (self-governing crown dependency of the UK)

National holiday: Tynwald Day, 5 July

Constitution: 1961, Isle of Man Constitution Act

Legal system: English law and local statute

International law organization participation


Suffrage: universal at age 21

Executive branch: Chief of State Lord of Mann Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Lieutenant Governor Maj. Gen. Laurence NEW (since 1985; Head of Government - President of the Legislative Council J. C. NIVISON (since 1985)

Legislative branch: the Tynwald (parliament) consists of the lieutenant governor, appointed by and representative of the crown; the Legislative Council (upper house), which includes members indirectly elected by the House of Keys and certain ex officio members; and the elected 24-member House of Keys (lower house; an executive council carries out administrative actions; the crown has ultimate responsibility for the island's government

Judicial branch

Political parties and leaders

International organization participation

Diplomatic representation
In the us: none (self-governing crown dependency of the UK)

Flag descriptionflag of Isle%20of%20Man: red with the Three Legs of Man emblem (Trinacria), 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 Man, Isle of Man, Isle of Man, Isle of

National symbols

National anthem

National heritage

Isle of Man - Economy 1989
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Economy overview: Offshore banking, manufacturing, and tourism are key sectors of the economy. The government's policy of offering incentives to high-technology companies and financial institutions to locate on the island have paid off in expanding employment opportunities in high-income industries. As a result, agriculture and fishing, once the mainstays of the economy, have declined in their shares of GNP. Banking now contributes over 20% to GNP and manufacturing about 15%. Trade is mostly with the UK.

Real gdp purchasing power parity

Real gdp growth rate

Real gdp per capita ppp

Gross national saving
Gdp composition by sector of origin

Gdp composition by end use

Gdp composition by sector of origin

Agriculture products: cereals and vegetables; cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry

Industries: an important offshore financial center; financial services, light manufacturing, tourism

Industrial production growth rate: NA%

Labor force: 25,864 (1981)
Labor force

Unemployment rate: NA%

Youth unemployment

Population below poverty line

Gini index

Household income or consumption by percentage share

Distribution of family income gini index

Budget: revenues $130.4 million; expenditures $114.4 million, including capital expenditures of $18.1 million (FY85 est.)

Public debt

Taxes and other revenues


Fiscal year: 1 April-31 March Man, Isle of Man, Isle ofMan, Isle of

Current account balance

Inflation rate consumer prices

Central bank discount rate

Commercial bank prime lending rate

Stock of narrow money

Stock of broad money

Stock of domestic credit

Market value of publicly traded shares

Current account balance

Exports: $NA
Commodities: tweeds, herring, processed shellfish meat
Partners: UK

Imports: $NA
Commodities: timber, fertilizers, fish
Partners: UK

Reserves of foreign exchange and gold

Debt external: $NA

Stock of direct foreign investment at home

Stock of direct foreign investment abroad

Exchange rates: Manx pounds (LM) per US$1 - 0.5631 (January 1989), 0.5614 (1988), 0.6102 (1987), 0.6817 (1986), 0.7714 (1985; the Manx pound is at par with the British pound

Isle of Man - Energy 1989
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Electricity access

Electricity production

Electricity consumption

Electricity exports

Electricity imports

Electricity installed generating capacity

Electricity transmission distribution losses

Electricity generation sources


Refined petroleum

Natural gas

Carbon dioxide emissions

Energy consumption per capita

Isle of Man - Communication 1989
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Telephones fixed lines

Telephones mobile cellular

Telephone system

Broadcast media

Internet country code

Internet users

Broadband fixed subscriptions

Isle of Man - Military 1989
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Military expenditures

Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups

Isle of Man - Transportation 1989
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National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix

Airports: 2 total; 1 usable with permanent-surface runways 1,220-2,439 m

Airports with paved runways

Airports with unpaved runways






Merchant marine: 69 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 1,757,804 GRT/3,145,330 DWT; includes 1 short-sea passenger, 4 cargo, 4 container, 5 roll-on/roll-off cargo, 36 petroleum, oils, and lubricants (POL) tanker, 6 chemical tanker, 2 combination ore/oil, 8 liquefied gas, 3 bulk

Ports and terminals

Isle of Man - Transnational issues 1989
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Disputes international

Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs

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