Isle of Man (Great Britain)
The Isle of Man (Mannin in Manx Gaelic, or Gaelg) is a British crown dependency located in the Irish Sea, between Ireland and Great Britain.
Capital: Douglas (Doolish in Manx/Gaelg)
Population: 76,512 (2010)
Motto: Whithersoever you throw it, it will stand.
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Mannin's national holiday is Tynwald Day, celebrated on July 5.
Mannin offers universal suffrage (the right to vote) at age 16.
Part of the Norwegian Kingdom of the Hebrides until the 13th century when it was ceded to Scotland, the isle came under the British crown in 1765. Current concerns include reviving the almost extinct Manx Gaelic language. Isle of Man is a British crown dependency but is not part of the UK nor of the European Union. However, the UK Government remains constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation. (Information courtesy of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.)
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