Ten fun facts about Isle of Man


Fact 1
The island is a self governing British Crown dependency with its own currency, airspace and time zone. The Tynwald (or government) and is the oldest continuous government in the world.

Fact 2
English is the official language of the island but the language Manx derived from ancient Gaeilic has been synonymous with the island for centuries.

Fact 3
Douglas is the capital of the Isle of Man.

Fact 4
Religion is predominantly Anglican, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Baptist and Presbyterian.

Fact 5
There are two varieties of the famous Manx cat. One is the “rumpy” which has no tail and the other is “stumpy” which has a small vestigial tail.

Fact 6
The symbol of the Isle is the triskelion which consists of three bent human legs which are armoured in the case of the Isle of Man.

Fact 7
The currency used in Isle of Man is the pound sterling denoted by the ISO 4217 code GBP.

Fact 8
The economy of the Isle of Man is low-tax. Tourism and offshore banking are the key sectors of the economy. Agriculture and fishing are also important.

Fact 9
The Isle of Man has cool summers and mild winters. It is humid and overcast half the time.

Fact 10
The agricultural products include vegetables, cereals, cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry. They export tweeds, herring, processed shellfish, lamb and beef.


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Is located in the Irish Sea half way between Ireland and the United Kingdom.

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