Isle of Man Geography - 2021


SOURCE: 2021 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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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

country comparison to the world: 193

Area - comparative

slightly more than three times the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries

total: 0 km

Coastline

160 km

Maritime claims

territorial sea: 12 nm

exclusive fishing zone: 12 nm

Climate

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

Terrain

hills in north and south bisected by central valley

Elevation

highest point: Snaefell 621 m

lowest point: Irish Sea 0 m

Natural resources

none

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 (2012)

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

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