Offshore banking, manufacturing, and tourism are key sectors of the economy. the government offers incentives to high-technology companies and financial institutions to locate on the island; this has paid off in expanding employment opportunities in high-income industries. as a result, agriculture and fishing, once the mainstays of the economy, have declined in their shares of gdp. the isle of man also attracts online gambling sites and the film industry. trade is mostly with the uk. the isle of man enjoys free access to eu markets.
Waste disposal (both household and industrial); transboundary air pollution
76,220 (july 2008 est.)
Western europe, island in the irish sea, between great britain and ireland
Total: 572 sq km land: 572 sq km water: 0 sq km
Slightly more than three times the size of washington, dc
Conventional long form: none conventional short form: isle of man abbreviation: i.o.m.
Name: douglas geographic coordinates: 54 09 n, 4 29 w time difference: utc 0 (five hours ahead of washington, dc during standard time) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last sunday in march; ends last sunday in october