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Location:
Western Europe, island in the Irish Sea, between Great Britain and Ireland

Geographic coordinates:
54 15 N, 4 30 W

Map references:
Europe

Area:
total: 572 sq km
land: 572 sq km
water: 0 sq 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

Land use:
arable land: 10%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 90% (includes permanent pastures, forests, mountain, and heathland)

Environment - current issues:
waste disposal (both household and industrial); trans boundary air pollution

Geography - note:
one small islet, the Calf of Man, lies to the southwest, and is a bird sanctuary



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