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Isle of Man - Introduction 2000
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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 2000
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Location: Western Europe island in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland

Geographic coordinates: 54 15 N 4 30 W

Map referenceEurope

Comparative: slightly more than three times the size of Washington DC

Land boundaries: 0 km

Coastline: 160 km

Maritime claims

Climate: cool summers and mild winters; temperate; overcast about one-third of the time

Terrain: hills in north and south bisected by central valley


Natural resources: none
Land use

Land use

Irrigated land: 0 km²

Major rivers

Major watersheds area km²

Total water withdrawal

Total renewable water resources

Natural hazards: NA

Note: one small islet the Calf of Man lies to the southwest and is a bird sanctuary

Isle of Man - People 2000
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Population: 73,117 (July 2000 est.)
Growth rate: 0.52% (2000 est.)
Below poverty line: NA%


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: 0.52% (2000 est.)

Birth rate: 11.69 births/1000 population (2000 est.)

Death rate: 11.98 deaths/1000 population (2000 est.)

Net migration rate: 5.47 migrant(s)/1000 population (2000 est.)

Population distribution


Major urban areas

Current issues: waste disposal (both household and industrial); transboundary air pollution

Air pollutants

Sex ratio

Mothers mean age at first birth

Maternal mortality ratio

Infant mortality rate: 6.54 deaths/1000 live births (2000 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

Total fertility rate: 1.64 children born/woman (2000 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


School life expectancy primary to tertiary education

Youth unemployment

Isle of Man - Government 2000
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Country name

Government type: parliamentary democracy

Capital: Douglas

Administrative divisions: there are 24 local authorities each with its own elections

Dependent areas

Independence: none (British crown dependency)

National holiday: Tynwald Day 5 July

Constitution: unwritten; note - The Isle of Man Constitution Act 1961 does not embody the Manx Constitution

Legal system: English common law and Manx statute

International law organization participation


Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

Executive branch

Legislative branch: bicameral Tynwald consists of the Legislative Council (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) and the House of Keys (24 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)

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: there is no party system; members sit as independents

International organization participation: none

Diplomatic representation
In the us: none (British crown dependency)
From the us: 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 2000
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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 and other services now contribute the great bulk of 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 vegetables; cattle sheep pigs poultry

Industries: financial services light manufacturing tourism

Industrial production growth rate: 3.2% (1996/97)

Labor force: 36,610 (1998)
By occupation: agriculture forestry and fishing 3% manufacturing 11% construction 10% transport and communication 8% wholesale and retail distribution 11% professional and scientific services 18% public administration 6% banking and finance 18% tourism 2% entertainment and catering 3% miscellaneous services 10%
Labor force

Unemployment rate: 0.7% (July 1999)

Youth unemployment

Population below poverty line: NA%

Gini index

Household income or consumption by percentage share

Distribution of family income gini index


Public debt

Taxes and other revenues


Fiscal year: 1 April - 31 March

Current account balance

Inflation rate consumer prices: 2% (1999 est.)

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: $N/A
Commodities: tweeds herring processed shellfish beef lamb
Partners: UK

Imports: $N/A
Commodities: timber fertilizers fish
Partners: UK

Reserves of foreign exchange and gold

Debt external: $N/A

Stock of direct foreign investment at home

Stock of direct foreign investment abroad

Exchange rates: Manx pounds per US$1 - 0.6092 (January 2000) 0.6180 (1999) 0.6037 (1998) 0.6106 (1997) 0.6403 (1996) 0.6335 (1995); the Manx pound is at par with the British pound

Isle of Man - Energy 2000
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Electricity access

Electricity production: 329 million kWh (1999)

Electricity consumption: 287 million kWh (1999)

Electricity exports: NA kWh

Electricity imports: NA kWh

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 2000
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Telephones fixed lines

Telephones mobile cellular: NA

Telephone system

Broadcast media

Internet country code

Internet users

Broadband fixed subscriptions

Isle of Man - Military 2000
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Military expenditures

Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups

Isle of Man - Transportation 2000
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National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix

Airports: 1 (1999 est.)

Airports with paved runways

Airports with unpaved runways






Merchant marine

Ports and terminals

Isle of Man - Transnational issues 2000
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Disputes international: none

Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs

Economy Bookings

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