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Isle of Man

Full name: Mannin
Capital City: Douglas
Language: English, Manx Gaelic
Currency: British pound (GBP)
Religion: Anglican, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Society of Friends
National Anthem: Arrane Ashoonagh Dy Vannin "God Save the Queen"
Newspaper: Isle of Man Courier, Manx Independent
Places to Visit: Cregneash Village Folk Museum, Manx Aviation & Military Museum, Leece Museum, House of Manannan
Transport: The Isle of Man airports is connected with Manchester, Liverpool, Dublin, Belfast, London and Birmingham, with several internationakl flights. Opt for bus services from the native airport to the Castletown and Douglas.
Shopping: Handicrafts, sine, Manx Wood carving, bowls, figurines, furniture, jwelery, china products.

Introduction Tour along the peaceful gardens of Ballalheannagh or boat near the Onchan Pleasure Park, the province of Isle of Man has some interesting and exciting offers to make. The possesions held by the Manx heritage or the inheriatance made by the Celtics or the Vikings settlements are something worth watching.
Isle Of Man Map
Apart from this the existence of the ancient castles brings along the essence of the prehistoric culture which still remains enlivened within the area.

Location of Isle Of Man
The Isle of Man is a beautiful island quietly nestled within the Irish Sea, geographically based in the centre point of the British Isles. The Isle of Man is an archipelago off shoring the northwestern coast along the mainland area of Europe. The province is placed along the Irish Sea that just lies halfway, lying in the midst of England, Scotland and Ireland.

Physical Map of Isle Of Man
Isle of Man is dependant on the United Kingdom crown, which covers a total land are of about 221 square miles. The northern region are covered with hilly terrains while the southern area are covered with central valley which is cut across by the central valley. The extreme norths are remarkably flat in nature, with glacial deposits coming from the Western Scotland in the winter season.

The Island of Isle of Man stretches from the northern region to the southern end to about 52 kilometers long while it extends to about 22 km from eastern front to western front.

Among the long stretch of mountainous range the highest peak of the area is Snaefell that stands at a height of 2,036 feet long. The Island's flat northern plains are bordered with long sandy stretches while the rocky terrain and the coastline inlets catch your glance. The coastline covers a distance of 160 km along the overall area.

Climate of Isle of Man
The Isle of Man possesses temperate kind of weather condition while lying close to the Irish Sea, with restricted extreme conditions. The winter season is rarely accompanied with snowfall and frost. The month of February is subjected to severe frosty conditions where temperature reaches to about 4.9 C with relatively dry atmosphere.

The months of April, May and June are summer months where May, June and July are considered as the sunniest months. July and August are the usually warm in nature with a rise in temperature to about 17.6 C daily. The highest temperature can be witnessed in Ronaldsway that reaches to upto 28.9 C, rarely tempered by thunderstorms.

The island is sometimes affected with sea fog along the southern and eastern coasts during the springtime, but the western coast are rarely affected. With the rise in altitude one would notice an increase in precipitation along with the presence of hill fogs in the region.

Flora and Fauna of Isle of Man
With multiplicity of wild species residing in the region, the Manx Wildlife Trust that aims in preserving the wild life species, designated the area of Isle of Man as one of the finest Nature Reserves.

The Manx Loaghtan is a popular kind of sheep found in the region of Scotland along with the Britain coastal areas. The word Loaghtan derives from the word lughdhoan, which signifies the meaning, that is mouse-brown. The shallow waters are brimming with native shark that eat on plankton. Manx shearwaters, grey wagtails, peregrine the red-legged chough are some of the bird species found in this region.

Find wild orchids blooming all around the year along with the eye-catching species of the yellow Ragwort, which is natively known as Cushag, is the Manx National Flower that blossoms in late summer months.

Manx Wildlife Trust, Ayres Nature Reserve, Curraghs Wildlife Park are some of the natural preserves nestled within the region.

People of Isle of Man
The Isle of Man culture is subjective to Celtic and Norse origins, as assorted range of people thrive within the area. Residents from the South African region seem to thrive within the area. The expected inhabitants come from the Irish, Welsh, Scottish and British origin. With several immigrants resorting to this location one can even find settlements of Celtic and Viking descent. English is the widely accepted language while some parts even speak the old Manx dialect.

Arts, Culture and Music of Isle of Man
Art: The Isle of man is known for exhibiting several stage shows, movies, performances, exhibitions, galleries and workshops. One can view works of local artists in the art gallery like the Manx Museum, the Courtyard Gallery at St Johns, and the all-Island Easter Art Show

Culture: Participate in the festivals like the International Jazz Festival, the Manannan International Festival of Music & the Arts, Yn Chruinnaght Inter-Celtic Festival, Manx Music Festival and the Isle of Music Festival, which are celebrated round the year. Cammag is the local game originating from the region while others indulge in the local event of motorcycle racing.

Music: The Manx folk music originated in the 20th century; along with the religion where the music was accompanied with instruments like the harp and tin whistle. Fiddle music came into existence along with the different range of prevalent folk dances. English folk songs were widely accepted with went along with the ballads, jigs and reels. Gaelic psalm-singing and church music also became popularly acclaimed among the natives.

Isle of Man Flag
Flag of Isle of Man The flag of Isle of Man is designed with a triskelion symbol, which possesses three legs of a man that acts like an emblem. The emblem is placed in the centre position with the three legs being united along the thigh area while the legs being bent along the knee portion facing into three different directions. This makes the emblem of legs run clockwise from both ends of the flag, which is rested along a red colored background. The triskelion originates from the symbol of the Celtic sun that came into use especially by the Mycenaeans and the Lycians. The flag has a similar resemblance with that of the Sicily.

Economy of Isle of Man The economy of Isle of Man mainly depends on the sectors of offshore banking, manufacturing, and tourism. The government aims in providing incentives to high tech business groups and financial institutions so as to promote employment opportunities within the state. Agriculture and fishing that shares a portion of the country's revenue generation have recently declined in its performance. Banking and other major service industry have boosted the GDP growth within the sector. Isle of man shares its trade links with the United Kingdom and even links well with the union markets of European country.

The online gambling industry has recently originated in the area where the region has allocated its headquarters of the world's largest online poker sites here.

  • Major agricultural production includes: cereals, vegetables, poultry, sheep, cattle, and pigs.
  • Exports: processed shellfish, tweeds, herring, beef, and lamb.
  • Import: timber, fertilizers, fish.