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Isle of Man Geography Profile 2017

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LocationWestern Europe, island in the Irish Sea, between Great Britain and Ireland
Geographic coordinates54 15 N, 4 30 W
Map referencesEurope
Areatotal: 572 sq km
land: 572 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Area - comparativeslightly more than three times the size of Washington, DC
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline160 km
Maritime claimsterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 12 nm
Climatetemperate; cool summers and mild winters; overcast about a third of the time
Terrainhills in north and south bisected by central valley
Elevation extremesmean elevation: NA
elevation extremes: lowest point: Irish Sea 0 m
highest point: Snaefell 621 m
Natural resourcesnone
Land useagricultural land: 74.7%
arable land 43.8%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 30.9%
forest: 6.1%
other: 19.2% (2011 est.)
Irrigated land0 sq km (2012)
Population distributionmost people concentrated in cities and large towns of which Douglas, in the southeast, is the largest
Natural hazardsNA
Environment - current issueswaste disposal (both household and industrial); transboundary air pollution
Geography - noteone small islet, the Calf of Man, lies to the southwest and is a bird sanctuary

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on July 9, 2017