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Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is a British crown dependency, situated in the Irish Sea almost equidistant from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. With an area of 572 km² (221 square miles) and a population of around 64,000 it has the "Oldest Continuous Parliament in the World" — the Tynwald — founded in 979.

It is a common misconception that it is part of the United Kingdom; under British law it is not, though the United Kingdom is responsible for its external affairs. The Isle of Man is not part of the European Union either.

From the CIA World Factbook 2000. Not Wikified.

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