Place:Isle of Man

NameIsle of Man
Alt namesEllan Vanninsource: Wikipedia
I of Msource: Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) xvii
IM00source: NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1998-2000) accessed 01/20/99
Insel Mansource: Langenscheidt German Dictionary (1974) II, 1998
IoMsource: BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002
Mannsource: Wikipedia
Manninsource: Wikipedia
Monasource: Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 350
Monapiasource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 563
Île de Mansource: Harrap's French/English Dictionary(1972) II, M:11
TypeDependent state
Coordinates54.25°N 4.5°W
Also located inEngland     ( - 1765)
Contained Places
Douglas ( 1777 - )
Laxey ( 1895 - )
Port Saint Mary ( 1890 - )
Inhabited place
Castletown ( 1777 - )
Peel ( 1777 - )
Port Erin ( 1884 - )
Ramsey ( 1777 - )
Andreas ( 1000 - )
Arbory ( 1000 - )
Ballaugh ( 1000 - )
Braddan ( 1000 - )
Bride ( 1000 - )
German ( 1000 - )
Jurby ( 1000 - )
Lezayre ( 1000 - )
Lonan ( 1000 - )
Malew ( 1000 - )
Marown ( 1000 - )
Maughold ( 1000 - )
Michael ( 1000 - )
Onchan ( 1000 - )
Patrick ( 1000 - )
Rushen ( 1000 - )
Santon ( 1000 - )
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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The Isle of Man, sometimes referred to simply as Mann, is a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, who holds the title of Lord of Mann and is represented by a lieutenant governor. Defence is the responsibility of the United Kingdom.

The island has been inhabited since before 6500 BC. Gaelic cultural influence began in the 5th century AD, and the Manx language, a branch of the Gaelic languages, emerged. In 627, Edwin of Northumbria conquered the Isle of Man along with most of Mercia. In the 9th century, Norsemen established the Kingdom of the Isles, which included the Isle of Man. Magnus III, King of Norway, was King of Mann and the Isles between 1099 and 1103.

In 1266, the island became part of Scotland under the Treaty of Perth, after being ruled by Norway. After a period of alternating rule by the kings of Scotland and England, the island came under the feudal lordship of the English Crown in 1399. The lordship revested into the British Crown in 1765, but the island never became part of the 18th-century Kingdom of Great Britain or its successors the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the present-day United Kingdom. It retained its internal self-government.

In 1881, the Isle of Man parliament, Tynwald, became the first national legislative body in the world to give women the right to vote in a general election, although this excluded married women. In 2016, the Isle of Man was awarded biosphere reserve status by UNESCO.

Insurance and online gambling generate 17% of GNP each, followed by information and communications technology and banking with 9% each. Internationally, the Isle of Man is best known for the Isle of Man TT competition.


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