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Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Isle of Man


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Part of the Norwegian Kingdom of the Hebrides until the 13th century when it was ceded to Scotland, the isle came under the British crown in 1765. Current concerns include reviving the almost extinct Manx Gaelic language. Isle of Man is a British crown dependency but is not part of the UK. However, the UK Government remains constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation. (from the CIA)
 
 

 

Economic Overview

Offshore banking, manufacturing, and tourism are key sectors of the economy. the government offers incentives to high-technology companies and financial institutions to locate on the island; this has paid off in expanding employment opportunities in high-income industries. as a result, agriculture and fishing, once the mainstays of the economy, have declined in their shares of gdp. the isle of man also attracts online gambling sites and the film industry. trade is mostly with the uk. the isle of man enjoys free access to eu markets.

Environmental Issues

Waste disposal (both household and industrial); transboundary air pollution

Government Type

Parliamentary democracy

Population

76,220 (july 2008 est.)

Location

Western europe, island in the irish sea, between great britain and ireland

Area

Total: 572 sq km land: 572 sq km water: 0 sq km

Slightly more than three times the size of washington, dc

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: none conventional short form: isle of man abbreviation: i.o.m.

Capital

Name: douglas geographic coordinates: 54 09 n, 4 29 w time difference: utc 0 (five hours ahead of washington, dc during standard time) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last sunday in march; ends last sunday in october

International Disputes

None

Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

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