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Isle of Man Geography - 2024


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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

total: 0 km


160 km

Maritime claims

territorial sea: 12 nm

exclusive fishing zone: 12 nm


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


hills in north and south bisected by central valley


highest point: Snaefell 621 m

lowest point: Irish Sea 0 m

Natural resources


Land use

agricultural land: 74.7% (2018 est.)

arable land: 43.8% (2018 est.)

permanent crops: 0% (2018 est.)

permanent pasture: 30.9% (2018 est.)

forest: 6.1% (2018 est.)

other: 19.2% (2018 est.)

Irrigated land

0 sq km (2022)

Population distribution

most people concentrated in cities and large towns of which Douglas, in the southeast, is the largest

Natural hazards

occasional high winds and rough seas

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 2024 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Isle of Man 2024 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Isle of Man 2024 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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