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Jan Mayen


    • Affiliation:
      (territory of Norway)

    • Location:
      Northern Europe, island between the Greenland Sea and the Norwegian Sea, northeast of Iceland

    • Map references:
      Arctic Region

    • Area:

        total area:
        373 sq km

        land area:
        373 sq km

        comparative area:
        slightly more than twice the size of Washington, DC

    • Land boundaries:
      0 km

    • Coastline:
      124.1 km

    • Maritime claims:

        contiguous zone:
        10 nm

        continental shelf:
        200-m depth or to depth of exploitation

        exclusive economic zone:
        200 nm

        territorial sea:
        4 nm

    • International disputes:
      none

    • Climate:
      arctic maritime with frequent storms and persistent fog

    • Terrain:
      volcanic island, partly covered by glaciers; Beerenberg is the highest peak, with an elevation of 2,277 meters

    • Natural resources:
      none

    • Land use:

        arable land:
        0%

        permanent crops:
        0%

        meadows and pastures:
        0%

        forest and woodland:
        0%

        other:
        100%

    • Irrigated land:
      0 sq km

    • Environment:

        current issues:
        NA

        natural hazards:
        dominated by the volcano Beerenberg; volcanic activity resumed in 1970

        international agreements:
        NA

    • Note:
      barren volcanic island with some moss and grass






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