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Isle of Man - Introduction 1994
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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 1994
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Location: Western Europe, in the Irish Sea, between Ireland and Great Britain

Geographic coordinates

Map referenceEurope

Total area total: 588 km²
Land: 588 km²

Land boundaries: 0 km

Coastline: 113 km

Maritime claims
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
Arable land: NA%
Permanent crops: NA%
Meadows and pastures: NA%
Forest and woodland: NA%
Other: NA% (extensive arable land: and forests)

Irrigated land: NA km²

Major rivers

Major watersheds area km²

Total water withdrawal

Total renewable water resources

Natural hazards: NA

Note: defense is the responsibility of the UK

Isle of Man - People 1994
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Population: 72,017 (July 1994 est.)
Growth rate: 1.04% (1994 est.)

Nationality: noun:Manxman, Manxwoman

Ethnic groups: Manx (Norse-Celtic descent), Briton

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: 1.04% (1994 est.)

Birth rate: 13.69 births/1000 population (1994 est.)

Death rate: 12.58 deaths/1000 population (1994 est.)

Net migration rate: 9.25 migrant(s)/1000 population (1994 est.)

Population distribution


Major urban areas

Current issues: NA
International agreements: NA

Air pollutants

Sex ratio

Mothers mean age at first birth

Maternal mortality ratio

Infant mortality rate: 8.3 deaths/1000 live births (1994 est.)

Life expectancy at birth
Total population: 76.25 years
Male: 73.51 years
Female: 79.2 years (1994 est.)

Total fertility rate: 1.8 children born/woman (1994 est.)

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

Total population: NA%
Male: NA%
Female: NA%

School life expectancy primary to tertiary education

Youth unemployment

Isle of Man - Government 1994
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Country name
Conventional long form: none
Conventional short form: Isle of Man

Government type: British crown dependency

Capital: Douglas

Administrative divisions: none (British crown dependency)

Dependent areas

Independence: none (British crown dependency)

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: 21 years of age; universal

Executive branch
Chief of state: Lord of Mann Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Lieutenant Governor Air Marshal Sir Laurence JONES (since NA 1990)
Head of government: President of the Legislative Council Sir Charles KERRUISH (since NA 1990)

Legislative branch: bicameral Tynwald
Legislative Council: consists of a 10-member body composed of the Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man, a nonvoting attorney general, and 8 others named by the House of Keys
House of Keys: elections last held in 1991 (next to be held NA 1996); results - percent of vote NA; seats - (24 total) independents 24

Judicial branch: Court of Tynwald

Political parties and leaders

International organization participation: none

Diplomatic representation
From the us:
none (British crown dependency)
none (British crown dependency)

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

National symbols

National anthem

National heritage

Isle of Man - Economy 1994
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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 has 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 about 45% to GNP. Trade is mostly with the UK. The Isle of Man enjoys free access to European Union markets.

Real gdp purchasing power parity

Real gdp growth rate: NA%

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)
By occupation: NA
Labor force

Unemployment rate: 1% (1992 est.)

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

Public debt

Taxes and other revenues


Fiscal year: 1 April - 31 March

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 (#M) per US$1 - 0.6699 (January 1994), 0.6658 (1993), 0.5664 (1992), 0.5652 (1991), 0.5603 (1990), 0.6099 (1989; the Manx pound is at par with the British pound

Isle of Man - Energy 1994
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Electricity access

Electricity production: 190 million kWh

Electricity consumption
Per capita: 2,965 kWh (1992)

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 1994
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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 1994
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Military expenditures

Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups

Isle of Man - Transportation 1994
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National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix

Airports: 1
Usable: 1
With permanentsurface runways: 1
With runways over 3659 m: 0
With runways 2440-3659 m: 0
With runways 1220-2439 m: 1

Airports with paved runways

Airports with unpaved runways






Merchant marine: 67 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 1,359,951 GRT/2,316,628 DWT, bulk 11, cargo 10, chemical tanker 5, container 5, liquefied gas 7, oil tanker 17, roll-on/roll-off cargo 9, vehicle carrier 3
Note: a captive register of the United Kingdom, although not all ships on the register are British owned

Ports and terminals

Isle of Man - Transnational issues 1994
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Disputes international: none

Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs

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