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Isle of Man Geography

Man, Isle of    Geography Top of Page
Location: Western Europe, island in the Irish Sea, between Great Britain and Ireland
Geographic coordinates: 54 15 N, 4 30 W
Map references: Europe
Area: total:  572 sq km

land:  572 sq km

water:  0 sq km
Area - comparative: slightly more than three times the size of Washington, DC
Land boundaries: 0 km
Coastline: 160 km
Maritime claims: exclusive fishing zone:  12 NM

territorial sea:  12 NM
Climate: cool summers and mild winters; temperate; overcast about one-third of the time
Terrain: hills in north and south bisected by central valley
Elevation extremes: lowest point:  Irish Sea 0 m

highest point:  Snaefell 621 m
Natural resources: none
Land use: arable land:  9%

permanent crops:  0%

permanent pastures:  46%

forests and woodland:  6%

other:  39% (includes 25% mountain and heathland)
Irrigated land: 0 sq km
Natural hazards: NA
Environment - current issues: waste disposal (both household and industrial); transboundary air pollution
Geography - note: one small islet, the Calf of Man, lies to the southwest, and is a bird sanctuary


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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