|Currency||Isle of Man Pound (IMP); this is maintained at parity (£1=£1) with Sterling (GBP) and British (including Scottish and Northern Irish) currency circulates freely.|
|Area||572 sq km|
|Population||73,873 (July 2002 est.)|
|Language||English, Manx Gaelic|
|Religion||Anglican, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Society of Friends|
|Electricity||230V/50Hz (UK or European plug)|
The Isle of Man (in Manx, Ellan Vannin) is an island in the British Isles, located in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland. It is a British Crown dependency (and therefore not part of the United Kingdom itself); the UK is responsible for defence and foreign affairs. The island has its own government (headed by a Chief Minister) and parliament - "Tynwald" (consisting of the democratically-elected "House of Keys" and the nominated "Legislative Council".) The Isle of Man is not a full member of the European Union, but an associate member.