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    Man, Isle of Geography - 2004

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

      Geographic coordinates:
      54 15 N, 4 30 W

      Map references:

      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

      160 km

      Maritime claims - as described in UNCLOS 1982 (see Notes and Definitions):
      territorial sea: 12 NM
      exclusive fishing zone: 12 NM

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

      hills in north and south bisected by central valley

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

      Natural resources:

      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:

      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 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Man, Isle of Geography 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Man, Isle of Geography 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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