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Isle of Man - Introduction 1996
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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 1996
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Location: Western Europe, island in the Irish Sea, between Great Britain and Ireland

Geographic coordinates

Map reference

Total: 588 km²
Land: 588 km²
Comparative: nearly 3.5 times the size of Washington, DC

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

Extremes lowest point: Irish Sea 0 m
Extremes highest point: Snaefell 620 m

Natural resources:
Iron ore

Land use

Land use
Arable land: NA
Permanent crops: NA
Permanent pastures: NA
Forests and woodland: NA
Other: NA (extensive arable land: and forests)

Irrigated land: NA

Major rivers

Major watersheds area km²

Total water withdrawal

Total renewable water resources

Natural hazards


Isle of Man - People 1996
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73,837 (July 1996 est.)
72,751 (July 1995 est.)

Growth rate:
0.94% (1996 est.)
0.99% (1995 est.)

Noun: Manxman, Manxwoman
Adjective: Manx

Ethnic groups:
Manx (Norse-Celtic descent)

Languages: English, Manx Gaelic

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

Demographic profile
Age structure

Age structure
0-14 years:
18% (male 6,606; female 6,348) (July 1996 est.)
18% (male 6,833; female 6,462) (July 1995 est.)

15-64 years:
65% (male 23,917; female 23,815) (July 1996 est.)
64% (male 23,348; female 23,219) (July 1995 est.)

65 years and over:
17% (male 5,239; female 7,912) (July 1996 est.)
18% (male 5,130; female 7,759) (July 1995 est.)

Dependency ratios

Median age

Population growth rate:
0.94% (1996 est.)
0.99% (1995 est.)

Birth rate:
12.43 births/1000 population (1996 est.)
13.73 births/1000 population (1995 est.)

Death rate:
12.09 deaths/1000 population (1996 est.)
12.36 deaths/1000 population (1995 est.)

Net migration rate:
9.02 migrant(s)/1000 population (1996 est.)
8.55 migrant(s)/1000 population (1995 est.)

Population distribution


Major urban areas

Current issues: NA
Current issues Natural hazards: NA
International agreements: NA
International agreements note: One small islet, the Calf of Man, lies to the southwest, and is a bird sanctuary

Air pollutants

Sex ratio
At birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
Under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.66 male(s)/female
All ages:
0.94 male(s)/female (1996 est.) Infant Mortality Rate:2.4 deaths/1000 live births (1996 est.)
8 deaths/1000 live births (1995 est.)

Mothers mean age at first birth

Maternal mortality ratio

Infant mortality rate

Life expectancy at birth
Total population: 77.15 years (1996 est.), 76.53 years (1995 est.)
Male: 73.56 years (1996 est.), 73.78 years (1995 est.)
Female: 80.91 years (1996 est.), 79.48 years (1995 est.)

Total fertility rate:
1.68 children born/woman (1996 est.)
1.8 children born/woman (1995 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

Literacy: definition:NA

School life expectancy primary to tertiary education

Youth unemployment

Isle of Man - Government 1996
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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 (of the United Kingdom since 6 February 1952), represented by Lieutenant Governor His Excellency Sir Timothy DAUNT (since NA 1995) who was appointed for a five-year term by the queen
Head of government: President of the Legislative Council Sir Charles KERRUISH (since NA 1990)
Cabinet: Council of Ministers

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 NA 1996; results_percent of vote NA; seats_(24 total) independents 24

Judicial branch: High Court of Justice, justices are appointed by the Lord Chancellor of England on the nomination of the lieutenant governor

Political parties and leaders

International organization participation: None

Diplomatic representation

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 1996
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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 GDP. Banking now contributes about 45% to GDP. Trade is mostly with the UK. The Isle of Man enjoys free access to EU 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

Financial services
Light manufacturing

Industrial production growth rate: Growth rate NA

Labor force: 31,829 (1991)
By occupation manufacturing: 11%
By occupation construction: 11%
By occupation transportandcommunication: 6%
By occupation retaildistribution: 9%
By occupation professionalandscientificservices: 17%
By occupation public administration: 7%
By occupation bankingandfinance: 8%
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

Revenues: $130.4 million
Expenditures: $114.4 million, including capital expenditures of $18.1 million (1985 est.)

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: total value. NA
Processed shellfish

Partners: U.K.

Imports: total value:NA

Partners: U.K.

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_0.6537 (January 1996), 0.6335 (1995), 0.6529 (1994), 0.6658 (1993), 0.5664 (1992), 0.5652 (1991), 0.5603 (1990; the Manx pound is at par with the British pound

Isle of Man - Energy 1996
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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 1996
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Telephones fixed lines

Telephones mobile cellular

Telephone system: 41,000 telephones (1995)
Local: NA
Intercity: NA
International: NA

Broadcast media

Internet country code

Internet users

Broadband fixed subscriptions

Isle of Man - Military 1996
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Military expenditures

Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups

Isle of Man - Transportation 1996
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National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix

Airports: 1
15-24 to 2437 m: 1

Airports with paved runways

Airports with unpaved runways






Merchant marine
Total: 83 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 2,099,888 GRT/3,569,632 DWT
Ships by type: bulk 13, cargo 10, chemical tanker 4, container 12, liquefied gas tanker 8, oil tanker 18, passenger 2, roll-on/roll-off cargo 13, short-sea passenger 1, vehicle carrier 2
Note: A flag of convenience registry; U.K. owns 10 ships, Switzerland 2, South-Africa 2, Denmark 1 and Netherlands 1 (1995 est.)

Ports and terminals

Isle of Man - Transnational issues 1996
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Disputes international

Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs

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