Ten fun facts about Douglas
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The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Race, a motorcycle racing event, starts and finishes in Douglas.
In 2011, the population of Douglas was about 28,939 people.
The first documentation of the town in 1511 shows only thirteen resident households in the settlement.
Closed in 2008, the Victoria Road Prison was the first purpose-built prison constructed on the Isle of Man and housed prisoners from 1891 to 2008.Fact 5
Douglas is the birthplace of the three Gibb brothers who later formed 'The Bee Gees'.Fact 6
A memorial in Douglas dedicated to those who died in World War I and World War II, stands about 50 feet high with a 3 ton soldier called 'The Manxman'.Fact 7
There are 8 to 17 football clubs from Douglas that compete in the Isle of Man Football League.Fact 8
Only two high schools are in Douglas: Ballakermeen High School and St. Ninian's High School.Fact 9
In 1887 during Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, 3,10,916 visitors arrived for the event.Fact 10
Since the original layout of the streets was maze-like, the infrastructure was altered in 1878 to convenience tourists. Click here for more capital facts ❯
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