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    Jan Mayen Geography - 1991

      Total area: 373 km2
      land area: 373 km2

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

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 124.1 km

      Maritime claims:
      Contiguous zone: 10 nm
      Continental shelf: 200 m (depth) or to depth of exploitation
      Exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
      Territorial sea: 4 nm

      Disputes: Denmark has challenged Norway's maritime claims beween Greenland and Jan Mayen

      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%

      Environment: barren volcanic island with some moss and grass; volcanic activity resumed in 1970

      Note: located north of the Arctic Circle about 590 km north-northeast of Iceland between the Greenland Sea and the Norwegian Sea

      NOTE: The information regarding Jan Mayen on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Jan Mayen Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Jan Mayen Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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