|Flag .||CoA .|
|Capital||Douglas (Manx: Doolish).|
|Other major settlements||Peel, Casteltown, Port St. Mary, Laxey, Ramsey and Ballaugh.|
|Languages||100% Standardised English (official, de facto) 5% Manx (historical and heritage language). Some Welsh, Scots, Scottish Gaelic, Scouse dialect English and Irish. 5% are bilingual in Manx and Standardised English.|
|Leader||Lord of Mann Elizabeth II|
|Deputy Leader||Lieutenant Governor Sir Richard Gozney.|
|Head of parliament||Chief Minister Howard Quayle.|
|Type of regime||Parliamentary democratic constitutional monarchy with a de facto non-partisan democracy.|
|Name of national legislature||Tynwald.|
|Area||572 km2 (221 sq mi).|
|Number of international airports||1.|
|Number of major ports||1.|
|State de facto formed||1765 (As a crown dependency of the UK).|
|De facto Independence date||1866 (home rule).|
|Independence de jure reconised on||1866.|
|Currency||Manx Pound, pegged to the UK pound.|
|Religions||Church of England\Anglican.|
|Motto||"Quocunque Jeceris Stabit" (Latin), "Whithersoever you throw it, it will stand".|
|Imports:||Virtually all the stuff needed for modern life.|
|Exports:||Banking services, e-gaming, fish products, tourist sites, woolen socks and insurance policys.|
|Anthem||Arrane Ashoonagh dy Vannin (Manx)\"O Land of Our Birth.".|
|Ethnic groups||Mostly English and Manx, but also some Welsh, Scots and Irish.|
|Highest mountain:||Snaefell is the Island's only mountain, standing at 2036 feet (621 metres).|
|Number of military personnel:||200 members of the UK military.|
|Drives on the:||Left.|
|National sport:||Football, rugby and cricket.|
|National debt:||Owed £1.5m|
|GDP per capita (PPP):||83,314.|
|% Interest rates:||The British rate.|
|% Inflation rates:||The British rate.|
The Isle of Man parliament, the Tynwald, became in 1881 the first national legislative body in the world to give women the right to vote in a general election, but this excluded married women until 1885. A holiday camp was set up by wealthy mainland businessmen and philanthropists near to Peel for 50 orphan kids picked each year from Liverpool, Bootle and Birkenhead so as to give them a break from orphanage life in the big cities. It operated between 1885 and 1945, when it became redundant. It is now a modest YMCA youth hostel after renovation in 1987.
The Anti-Serbia War (1914-1918)Edit
They stayed neutral in the war.
The inter-war yearsEdit
The Great Depression (1929-1940)Edit
The economy collapsed for 5 years and protectionist measures were brought in until the economy was back in order.
The Anti-Hitlerian War (1939-1946)Edit
They joined the war on the British side when Britain declared war on Hitlerian Germany. It had a major prison camp for captured Germans on it. It was home to several RAF suport bases and a minor navy submarine base.
They were a Western allie.
There was a brief outbreak of swine fever in 1997.
In 2016, the Isle of Man was the first whole nation to be awarded biosphere reserve status by UNESCO.
Banking and insurance services, e-gaming, fishing, food processing, textiles, farming, tourism and the export woolen socks are all major parts of the economy. Most trade is with the UK, Ireland and Scotland.
Manx police closed down and confiscated several bank accounts owned by wealthy Venezuelans and Russians in 2012. They were known to be in league with Mexican organised crime syndicates. The accused individuals involved were both ripping money of thire own government and the supplying of Phenobarbital to people dealing in the illicit sale of it in the ECOWAS nations. They are now in hiding outside the islan under pain of 20 years imprisonment in Douglas jail.