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The Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is a crown dependency of the United Kingdom. Similarly to the Guernsey and Jersey dependencies on the Channel Islands, it has an autonomous status within the UK, with its own autonomous government and parliament, no membership in the EU, some legislation of its own, etc.

The capital city of the Isle of Man is Douglas. Locals are called Manx and the traditional local language is also Manx (or Manx Gaelic). The language belongs to the Goidelic subgroup of the Insular Celtic language family, a subgroup that it shares with Irish and Scottish Gaelic.

The Isle of Man is well-known for its heritage railways, in addition to natural and historical landmarks.


See Also

The Channel Islands - A group of islands in the English Channel that also have the status of UK crown dependency. Divided into two dependencies, the bailwicks of Guernsey and Jersey.


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