Traveling Luck for Isle of Man

Isle of Man, Europe

Manx flag

Isle of Man is located in Western Europe, island in the Irish Sea, between Great Britain and Ireland.

Land in Isle of Man is hills in north and south bisected by central valley.

Manx land covers an area of 572 square kilometers which is slightly more than three times the size of Washington, DC

As for the Manx climate; temperate; cool summers and mild winters; overcast about one-third of the time.

Manxman (men), Manxwoman (women) speak English, Manx Gaelic.

Manx National Map

Manx Map

Regions of Isle of Man

  • general

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 Gaelic language. Isle of Man is a British crown dependency, but is not part of the UK.

Offshore banking, manufacturing, and tourism are key sectors of the economy. The government offers incentives to high-technology companies and financial institutions to locate on the island; this 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.

Manx natural resources include none

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

Manx religion is Anglican, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Society of Friends.

Natural hazards in Isle of Man include NA.