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Welcome to my Isle of Man web site. The Island has always held a fascination for me as I live in one of the port towns serving it as well as having a certain charm of a whole community been in the middle of the Irish Sea.

When I got the chance to visit the Island a while ago I fell in love with the idea of actually living there my self.... and so the interest in finding all about it started. The Isle of Man has a fascinating history relating to at first the Vikings and then to its own independence ( for those that don't know the IOM has its own government although it is still ruled by the Queen ).

With this web site I've tried to find the best resources and information including some fantastic live web cameras for you to use and added my own spin and hopefully you too will agree with me that this is just one of those special places in the world.

 

Quick Island Facts

  • Capital: Douglas
  • Population: 76,315
  • Land Area: 572 sq. km/ 227 square miles
  • Population Density: 133 people per sq. kilometre or 336 people per sq. mile
  • Location: The centre of the Irish Sea - 50 km (31 miles) from Ireland and 50 km (31 miles) from the U.K.
  • Longest River: Sulby (17 km/ 10.5 miles)
  • Highest Peak: Snaefell (621 m/ 2036 feet)
  • Head of State: Her Majesty the Queen
  • Lieutenant Governor: Vice Admiral Sir Paul Haddacks KCB
  • Chief Minister: The Hon Donald Gelling MLC
  • President of Tynwald: The Hon Noel Q Cringle
  • Status: An internally self-governing dependent territory of the Crown which is not part of the United Kingdom
  • Parliament: Tynwald
  • Currency: Manx pounds and pence (equivalent to GB pounds)
  • Bank holidays: As in the UK with additional bank holidays for TT Senior Race Day and Tynwald Day.
  • Languages: English and Manx Gaelic
  • Religion: predominantly Anglican, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian

Entrance requirements: British Citizens and Citizens of the Irish Republic do not require passports or entry visas for travel between their respective countries and the Isle of Man. Other EU citizens require only their I.D. cards for travel to the Island. Citizens from non-EU countries will need a passport and should check before travelling to the Island if a visa is required.

The Isle Of Man Flag......

 

 

* Facts Correct As of June 2006

My greatest thanks & appreciation to Peter Killey who kindly allowed me to use some of his images from Manxscenes.com - an Isle of Man site that is well recognised far and wide.