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Where is Isle of Man?
The Isle of Man, also called Mann is a British Crown Dependency, located in the middle of the northern Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland, within the British Isles.

What is the capital of Isle of Man?
Douglas is the capital of the Isle of Man. With a population of 26,218, it is also the largest town of the Isle of Man. Located at the mouth of the River Douglas, Douglas is the main business, financial, transport, and entertainment hub of the island. The River Douglas forms part of the town's harbor and is the main commercial port. The town is also home to the High Courts and other government buildings of the Isle of Man.

How big is Isle of Man?
The Isle of Man covers a total area of 221 square miles. The British Crown Dependency has an estimated population of over 80,085.

Who are the political leaders of Isle of Man?
The Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown Dependency. The island is a parliamentary democracy and a Constitutional monarchy.

Lord of Mann - Elizabeth II
Lieutenant Governor - Adam Wood
Chief Minister - Allan Bell

What currency is used in Isle of Man?
The pound sterling denoted by the ISO 4217 code GBP is the official currency of the Isle of Man. It is commonly called the pound, and is the official currency of the United Kingdom, its Crown Dependencies and the British Overseas Territories. It is subdivided into 100 pence.

What is the official language of Isle of Man?
English is the official language of the Isle of Man. Manx Gaelic was also given official status in 1985. Manx is Goidelic Celtic language; it used to be spoken earlier by the majority of the population, but in recent times it is considered "critically endangered".

What is the religion of Isle of Man?
Christianity is the predominant religion of the Isle of Man. The diocese church is the main Christian denomination followed by the Methodist Church, Pentecostal church. The island also has a small Muslim and Jewish community.

What is the economy of Isle of Man like? The Isle of Man has a low-tax economy. The island does not levy any capital gains tax, wealth tax, stamp duty, or inheritance tax. Manufacturing, offshore banking, and tourism are the key sectors of the economy. Agriculture and fishing are also important. In 2003, the gross domestic product (PPP) of the island was estimated at $2.113 billion, while the per capita was $35,000.

What is the national symbol of the Isle of Man?
The Tree Cassyn Vannin or "three legs of Mann" is the national symbol of the Isle of Man. The Manx triskelion dates back to the late thirteenth century and is believed to have originated in Sicily. The symbol is found in the official flag and official coat of arms of the island.



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