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    Man, Isle of (British crown dependency) Geography 2000

      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
      land: 572 sq km
      water: 0 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: cool summers and mild winters; temperate; 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: 9%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 46%
      forests and woodland: 6%
      other: 39% (includes 25% mountain and heathland)

      Irrigated land: 0 sq km

      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

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