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    Isle of Man Geography - 2006

      Western Europe, island in the Irish Sea, between Great Britain and Ireland

      Geographic coordinates:
      54 15 N, 4 30 W

      Map references:

      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

      160 km

      Maritime claims:
      territorial sea: 12 nm
      exclusive fishing zone: 12 nm

      temperate; cool summers and mild winters; overcast about one-third of the time

      hills in north and south bisected by central valley

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Irish Sea 0 m
      highest point: Snaefell 621 m

      Natural resources:

      Land use:
      arable land: 9%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 91% (permanent pastures, forests, mountain, and heathland) (2002)

      Irrigated land:
      0 sq km

      Natural hazards:

      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

      NOTE: The information regarding Isle of Man on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Isle of Man Geography 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Isle of Man Geography 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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