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Isle of Man Geography Profile 2018

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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 hazardsoccasional high winds and rough seas
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 January 20, 2018