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Onchan, Isle of Man

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Onchan, Isle of Man

Onchan (pronounced onk-an), is a village in the parish of Onchan on the Isle of Man. It is at the north end of Douglas Bay. Although administratively a village, it has the second largest population on the island, after Douglas, with which it forms a conurbation. In Manx the name for the village is Kione Droghad meaning "bridge end".
Post townISLE OF MAN
Administrative CountyIsle of Man
Traditional CountyIsle of Man
OS GridSC3978
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionIsle of Man
CountryIsle of Man
Police AuthorityIsle of Man Constabulary
Fire and Rescue AuthorityIsle of Man
Fire and Rescue AuthorityIsle of Man
Ambulance AuthorityIsle of Man
Dialling code01624
Population9,172 (2006 census)

Other names by which Onchan, Isle of Man has been known in the past

Conchan ~ Kirk Conchan ~ Kirk Onchan

Onchan, Isle of Man in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Conchan, or Kirk Conchan, par., Isle of Man, partly in town of Douglas, 7880 ac., pop. 16,485; pop. of town part, 14,977; P.O., called Kirk Onchan.

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