In addition to the Isle of Man itself, the Isle of Man Government administers three small neighbouring islands: the Calf of Man, St Patrick's Isle and St Michael's Isle. There are four places with official status as towns, and four villages, as well as many other smaller settlements. Traditionally the Island is divided into six sheadings, then further into seventeen parishes.
Manx language names are given in italics.
The official towns of the Isle of Man are:
The official villages of the Isle of Man, with village commissioners, are:
Other notable settlements, with no official status, are:
Those marked ‡ (at least) are not large enough to be notable as settlements, but some of them may be notable as tourist destinations.
The sheadings (Manx : sheadin (singular), sheadinyn (plural)) of the Isle of Man are:
The parishes (Manx : skeerey (singular), skeeraghyn (plural)) currently included in each sheading of the Isle of Man are:
Historically, each parish is divided into between 5 and 16 treens, each consisting of four quarterlands.
Ballabeg is a village on the Isle of Man. It is in the parish of Arbory in the sheading of Rushen, in the south of the island near Castletown. There are several small villages and hamlets with the name, although Ballabeg in Arbory is the most well-known and populous.
Michael is one of the six sheadings of the Isle of Man. It is located on the west of the island and consists of the three historic parishes of Ballaugh, Jurby and Michael.
Local governmentin the Isle of Man was formerly based on six sheadings, which were divided into seventeen parishes. The island is today divided for local government purposes into town districts, village districts, parish districts, and "districts", as follows:
Ballaugh is a small village on the Isle of Man in the parish of the same name, in the sheading of Michael. It is the only village in the parish.
Jurby is one of the seventeen parishes of the Isle of Man. It is located in the north-west of the island in the sheading of Michael.
Rushen, formally Kirk Christ Rushen, is one of the seventeen historic parishes of the Isle of Man.
Santon, historically Santan, is one of the seventeen historic parishes of the Isle of Man.
These are the constituencies used in the elections to the House of Keys, the lower house of the parliament of the Isle of Man.
Middle is one of the six sheadings of the Isle of Man.
Rushen is one of the six sheadings of the Isle of Man.
Ayre is one of the six sheadings of the Isle of Man.
Garff is one of the six sheadings of the Isle of Man.
Lezayre, formally Kirk Christ Lezayre, is one of the seventeen historic parishes of the Isle of Man.
Maughold is one of the seventeen parishes of the Isle of Man. It is named for St Maughold, the island's patron saint.
There are about eight small places on the Isle of Man with the name Ballabeg. The name Ballabeg derives from the Manx Balley Beg which means small homestead; although the spelling is different, it is pronounced approximately the same as the English name.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the Isle of Man:
Brandywell, Isle of Man or is an area of Mountain Lands of heath moorland and coniferous woodland plantations situated in the Northern Upland Massif in the parish of Kirk Michael in the Isle of Man. The area was previously used by local shepherds due to a local stream and a nearby former venerated water well which was known for its distinctive quality and "brandy" colour of the water.
Onchan, historically Kirk Conchan, is one of the seventeen historic parishes of the Isle of Man.
The Parish Walk is a walking race that takes place on the Isle of Man each year usually on the weekend nearest to the Northern Summer solstice. It is the biggest walking event on the island.