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  Man, Isle of
     Introduction Man, Isle of
                              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.
     Geography Man, Isle of
                                Location: Western Europe, island in the Irish
                                          Sea, between Great Britain and
                  Geographic coordinates: 54 15 N, 4 30 W
                          Map references: Europe
                                    Area: total: 572 sq km
                                          water: 0 sq km
                                          land: 572 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: temperate; cool summers and mild
                                          winters; 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: 0%
                                          permanent crops: 0%
                                          other: 100% (permanent pastures,
                                          forests, mountain, and heathland)
                                          (1998 est.)
                          Irrigated land: 0 sq km (1998 est.)
                         Natural hazards: NA
            Environment - current issues: waste disposal (both household and
                                          industrial); transboundary air
                        Geography - note: one small islet, the Calf of Man,
                                          lies to the southwest, and is a bird
     People Man, Isle of
                              Population: 73,873 (July 2002 est.)
                           Age structure: 0-14 years: 17.5% (male 6,601;
                                          female 6,324)
                                          15-64 years: 65.3% (male 24,206;
                                          female 24,010)
                                          65 years and over: 17.2% (male
                                          5,097; female 7,635) (2002 est.)
                  Population growth rate: 0.52% (2002 est.)
                              Birth rate: 11.49 births/1,000 population (2002
                              Death rate: 11.68 deaths/1,000 population (2002
                      Net migration rate: 5.41 migrant(s)/1,000 population
                                          (2002 est.)
                               Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
                                          under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
                                          15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
                                          65 years and over: 0.67 male(s)/
                                          total population: 0.95 male(s)/
                                          female (2002 est.)
                   Infant mortality rate: 6.3 deaths/1,000 live births (2002
                Life expectancy at birth: total population: 77.81 years
                                          female: 81.36 years (2002 est.)
                                          male: 74.44 years
                    Total fertility rate: 1.65 children born/woman (2002 est.)
        HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: NA%
       HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/ NA
                       HIV/AIDS - deaths: NA
                             Nationality: noun: Manxman (men), Manxwoman
                                          adjective: Manx
                           Ethnic groups: Manx (Norse-Celtic descent), Briton
                               Religions: Anglican, Roman Catholic, Methodist,
                                          Baptist, Presbyterian, Society of
                               Languages: English, Manx Gaelic
                                Literacy: definition: NA
                                          total population: NA%
                                          male: NA%
                                          female: NA%
     Government Man, Isle of
                            Country name: conventional long form: none
                                          conventional short form: Isle of Man
                       Dependency status: British crown dependency
                         Government type: parliamentary democracy
                                 Capital: Douglas
                Administrative divisions: there are 24 local authorities each
                                          with its own elections
                            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
                                Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal
                        Executive branch: chief of state: Lord of Mann Queen
                                          ELIZABETH II (since 6 February
                                          1952), represented by Lieutenant
                                          Governor His Excellency Sir Timothy
                                          DAUNT (since 27 October 1995)
                                          election results: Richard CORKILL
                                          elected chief minister by the
                                          elections: the monarch is
                                          hereditary; lieutenant governor
                                          appointed by the monarch for a five-
                                          year term; the Chief Minister is
                                          elected by the Tynwald; election
                                          last held 6 December 2001 (next to
                                          be held NA December 2006)
                                          head of government: Chief Minister
                                          Richard CORKILL (since 6 December
                                          cabinet: Council of Ministers
                      Legislative branch: bicameral Tynwald consists of the
                                          Legislative Council (an 11-member
                                          body composed of the President of
                                          Tynwald, 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
                                          elections: House of Keys - last held
                                          22 November 2001 (next to be held NA
                                          November 2006)
                                          election results: House of Keys -
                                          percent of vote by party - Man Labor
                                          Party 17.3%, Alliance for
                                          Progressive Government 14.6%; seats
                                          by party - Man Labor Party 2,
                                          Alliance for Progressive Government
                                          3, independents 19
                         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: Man Labor Party [leader NA];
                                          Alliance for Progressive Government
                                          [leader NA]; Man Nationalist Party
                                          [leader NA]
                                          note: most members sit as
            Political pressure groups and none
               International organization none
     Diplomatic representation in the US: none (British crown dependency)
       Diplomatic representation from the none (British crown dependency)
                        Flag description: 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
     Economy Man, Isle of
                      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. Trade is mostly with
                                          the UK. The Isle of Man enjoys free
                                          access to EU markets.
                                     GDP: purchasing power parity - $1.4
                                          billion (1999 est.)
                  GDP - real growth rate: 13.5% (1999 est.)
                        GDP - per capita: purchasing power parity - $18,800
                                          (1999 est.)
             GDP - composition by sector: agriculture: 1%
                                          industry: 13%
                                          services: 86% (2000 est.)
           Population below poverty line: NA%
       Household income or consumption by lowest 10%: NA%
                        percentage share: highest 10%: NA%
        Inflation rate (consumer prices): 2.5% (2000 est.)
                             Labor force: 36,610 (1998)
             Labor force - 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%
                       Unemployment rate: 0.7% (February 2002)
                                  Budget: revenues: $485 million
                                          expenditures: $463 million,
                                          including capital expenditures of
                                          $NA (FY00/01 est.)
                              Industries: financial services, light
                                          manufacturing, tourism
       Industrial production growth rate: 3.2% (FY96/97)
                  Agriculture - products: cereals, vegetables; cattle, sheep,
                                          pigs, poultry
                                 Exports: $NA
                   Exports - commodities: tweeds, herring, processed
                                          shellfish, beef, lamb
                      Exports - partners: UK
                                 Imports: $NA
                   Imports - commodities: timber, fertilizers, fish
                      Imports - partners: UK
                         Debt - external: $NA
                Economic aid - recipient: $NA
                                Currency: British pound (GBP); note - there is
                                          also a Manx pound
                           Currency code: GBP
                          Exchange rates: Manx pounds per US dollar - 0.6764
                                          (January 2001), 0.6596 (2000),
                                          0.6180 (1999), 0.6037 (1998), 0.6106
                                          (1997); the Manx pound is at par
                                          with the British pound
                             Fiscal year: 1 April - 31 March
     Communications Man, Isle of
           Telephones - main lines in use: 51,000 (1999)
             Telephones - mobile cellular: NA
                         Telephone system: general assessment: NA
                                           domestic: landline, telefax, mobile
                                           cellular telephone system
                                           international: fiber-optic cable,
                                           microwave radio relay, satellite
                                           earth station, submarine cable
                 Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM 1, shortwave 0 (1998)
                                   Radios: NA
            Television broadcast stations: 0 (receives broadcasts from the UK
                                           and satellite) (1999)
                              Televisions: 27,490 (1999)
                    Internet country code: .im
        Internet Service Providers (ISPs): NA
                           Internet users: NA
     Transportation Man, Isle of
                                Railways: total: 68.5 km (43.5 km electrified)
                                Highways: total: 800 km
                                          paved: 800 km
                                          unpaved: 0 km (1999)
                               Waterways: none
                       Ports and harbors: Castletown, Douglas, Peel, Ramsey
                         Merchant marine: total: 212 ships (1,000 GRT or over)
                                          totaling 5,540,100 GRT/9,130,508 DWT
                                          note: includes some foreign-owned
                                          ships registered here as a flag of
                                          convenience: Denmark 45, France 1,
                                          Germany 48, Greece 6, Hong Kong 10,
                                          Iceland 1, Italy 8, Monaco 7,
                                          Netherlands 3, Norway 5, Sweden 4,
                                          Switzerland 2, United Kingdom 70,
                                          United States 1 (2002 est.)
                                          ships by type: bulk 29, cargo 34,
                                          chemical tanker 22, combination bulk
                                          2, container 29, liquefied gas 24,
                                          petroleum tanker 46, roll on/roll
                                          off 20, specialized tanker 1,
                                          vehicle carrier 5
                                Airports: 1 (2001)
           Airports - with paved runways: total: 1
                                          1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 (2001)
     Military Man, Isle of
                         Military - note: defense is the responsibility of the
     Transnational Issues Man, Isle of
                                                Disputes - international: none

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