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    Man, Isle of Geography - 2002

      Location Western Europe, island in the Irish Sea, between Great Britain and Ireland

      Geographic coordinates 54 15 N, 4 30 W

      Map references Europe

      total: 572 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 572 sq km

      Area - comparative slightly more than three times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries 0 km

      Coastline 160 km

      Maritime claims
      exclusive fishing zone: 12 NM
      territorial sea: 12 NM

      Climate temperate; cool summers and mild winters; overcast about one-third of the time

      Terrain hills in north and south bisected by central valley

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Irish Sea 0 m
      highest point: Snaefell 621 m

      Natural resources none

      Land use
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 100% (permanent pastures, forests, mountain, and heathland) (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land 0 sq km (1998 est.)

      Natural hazards NA

      Environment - current issues waste disposal (both household and industrial); transboundary air pollution

      Geography - note one small islet, the Calf of Man, lies to the southwest, and is a bird sanctuary

      NOTE: The information regarding Man, Isle of on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Man, Isle of Geography 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Man, Isle of Geography 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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