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Bouvet Island


    • Affiliation:
      (territory of Norway)

    • Location:
      Southern Africa, island in the South Atlantic Ocean, south-southwest of the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa)

    • Map references:
      Antarctic Region

    • Area:

        total area:
        58 sq km

        land area:
        58 sq km

        comparative area:
        about 0.3 times the size of Washington, DC

    • Land boundaries:
      0 km

    • Coastline:
      29.6 km

    • Maritime claims:

        territorial sea:
        4 nm

    • International disputes:
      none

    • Climate:
      antarctic

    • Terrain:
      volcanic; maximum elevation about 800 meters; coast is mostly inaccessible

    • Natural resources:
      none

    • Land use:

        arable land:
        0%

        permanent crops:
        0%

        meadows and pastures:
        0%

        forest and woodland:
        0%

        other:
        100% (all ice)

    • Irrigated land:
      0 sq km

    • Environment:

        current issues:
        NA

        natural hazards:
        NA

        international agreements:
        NA

    • Note:
      covered by glacial ice






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