Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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Isle of Man

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The Isle of Man is a Crown Dependency within the British Commonwealth. It is not part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Except in matters of foreign affairs and defence, it is effectively an independent nation, and its inhabitants are fiercely proud of their status. Do not use the words ‘United Kingdom’, ‘Great Britain’ or ‘England’ in the address.

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.


Table of Contents

Isle of Man - Country information


Local short name form

Official name





International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Isle of Man - Languages


English External is spoken. Manx External, a Celtic language, is still spoken by 50 people as a second language.

Isle of Man - Company legal forms, Personal names, addresses


The same rules and formats apply as in the United Kingdom.

Isle of Man - Post office box


This is written PO Box.

Isle of Man - Postal codes


A postal code (known locally as Postcode) system was introduced into the Isle of Man only in early 1994. It follows the same structure and format as United Kingdom postal codes. Each postal code begins with the letters IM. The format of the code is:

   [IM]9[ ]9AA


   [IM]99[ ]9AA

for example

   IM2 2BT
   IM99 2JF

Wikipedia: List of Isle of Man postal codes External

Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Isle of Man - Postal code format graphic



Isle of Man - Postal code format

Isle of Man - Postal code specifics

Isle of Man - Postal code regular expression

\A((IM)[0-9]( )[0-9][A-Z][A-Z]|(IM)[0-9][0-9]( )[0-9][A-Z][A-Z])\Z

Isle of Man - Postal code level of coverage


Place names in the Isle of Man


Refer to Exonyms in the Isle of Man for full lists of place names in the Isle of Man in other languages.

Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at External

Other language place name data can be acquired at External

Isle of Man - Administrative districts


Administrative districts graphic


The Isle of Man is divided into 6 sheadings External, not used in addresses:

    Ayre External
    Garff External   
    Glenfaba External         
    Michael External           
    Middle External            
    Rushen External

Properties with value Isle of Man

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