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Man, Isle of (British crown dependency) Geography

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

    Geographic coordinates: 54 15 N, 4 30 W

    Map references: Europe

    Area:
    total: 588 sq km
    land: 588 sq km
    water: 0 sq km

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

    Land boundaries: 0 km

    Coastline: 113 km

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

    Climate: cool summers and mild winters; humid; overcast about half the time

    Terrain: hills in north and south bisected by central valley

    Elevation extremes:
    lowest point: Irish Sea 0 m
    highest point: Snaefell 620 m

    Natural resources: lead, iron ore

    Land use:
    arable land: 12%
    permanent crops: 0%
    permanent pastures: 56%
    forests and woodland: 32%
    other: 0%

    Irrigated land: NA sq km

    Natural hazards: NA

    Environment—current issues: NA

    Environment—international agreements:
    party to: NA
    signed, but not ratified: NA

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

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