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    Bouvet Island Geography - 1989

      Total area: 58 km2
      land area: 58 km2

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

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 29.6 km

      Maritime claims:
      @m5Contiguous zone: 10 nm
      @m5Continental shelf: 200 meters or to depth of exploitation
      @m5Extended economic zone: 200 nm
      @m5Territorial sea: 4 nm

      Climate: antarctic

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

      Natural resources: none

      Land use: 0% arable land; 0% permanent crops; 0% meadows and pastures; 0% forest and woodland; 100% other

      Environment: covered by glacial ice

      Note: located in the South Atlantic Ocean 2,575 km south-southwest of the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

      NOTE: The information regarding Bouvet Island on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bouvet Island Geography 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bouvet Island Geography 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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