Random Fact of the Day – The Isle of Man

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The Isle of Man, a self-governing Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland, has the world’s oldest continuous parliament, known as Tynwald, which was setup by the Vikings in 979 AD. Although today’s parliament has modern offices in the capital, Douglas, each July it meets at Tynwald Hill, an ancient Viking site near St John’s, to declare each law that has been passed in the past year. Any Manx citizen can also make a petition which, providing it meets certain criteria, will then have to be considered.

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