Isle of Man

Located in the Irish Sea, the Isle of Man is self-governing British dependency. The Isle obtained limited home rule in 1866. Though the English government is responsible for the island’s defence and external affairs, and residents carry British passports, under British law the island is not part of the United Kingdom. The Isle has its own parliament, Tynwald, which is claimed to be over 1000 years old is believed to be the oldest continuous parliamentary body in the world. The island has been inhabited by humans since before 6500 BCE. Its culture has been influenced by Celtic and Norse origins, and the Isle was a popular Victorian tourist destination. Though the last native Manx speaker, a fisherman named Ned Maddrell, died in 1974, Manx has been the subject of language revival efforts.


Latitude: 54.238953710422
Longitude: -4.504756629467