Andreas (parish)

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Coordinates: 54°22′01″N 4°26′42″W / 54.367°N 4.445°W / 54.367; -4.445

Parish of Andreas
Manx: Skeerey Andreas

Andreas (/ˈændrəs/ AND-rəss or /ˈændrɪəs/ AND-ree-əss; Manx: Andreas) is one of the seventeen parishes of the Isle of Man.

It is located in the north of the island (part of the traditional North Side division) in the sheading of Ayre.

Local government[edit]

For the purposes of local government, the whole of the historic parish forms a single parish district with Commissioners.

The Captain of the Parish (since 2003) is Dorothy Sayle.[1]

Politics[edit]

Andreas parish is part of the Ayre & Michael constituency, which elects two Members to the House of Keys. Before 2016 it was in the Ayre constituency.

Geography[edit]

Andreas borders Jurby to the west, Bride to the east and Lezayre to the south. The Irish Sea is to the north.

The parish is low-lying. The most significant inland water feature is the Lhen Trench, which runs for about 7 km north-south, in parallel with the boundary with Jurby. To the north the Scottish Southern Uplands and the Mull of Galloway can sometimes clearly be seen. The total area is about 15 square miles (39 km2).

The village of Andreas or Kirk Andreas is the only significant settlement in the parish. The nearest town, Ramsey, is 4 miles or 6 km away.

Demographics[edit]

The Isle of Man census of 2016 returned a parish population of 1,397, a decrease of 2.1% from the figure of 1,426 in 2011.[2]

Andreas Airfield[edit]

Near the middle of the parish is the former RAF Andreas airfield. It is home to a small number of privately owned light aircraft and also used by a gliding club.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Captains of the Parishes". Culture Vannin. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  2. ^ 2016 Isle of Man Census Report

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