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    Jan Mayen Geography - 2003

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

      Geographic coordinates: 71 00 N, 8 00 W

      Map references: Arctic Region

      Area: total: 373 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 373 sq km

      Area - comparative: 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 the depth of exploitation
      territorial sea: 4 NM
      exclusive economic zone: 200 NM

      Climate: arctic maritime with frequent storms and persistent fog

      Terrain: volcanic island, partly covered by glaciers

      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Norwegian Sea 0 m
      highest point: Haakon VII Toppen/Beerenberg 2,277 m

      Natural resources: none

      Land use: arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 100% (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land: 0 sq km (1998 est.)

      Natural hazards: dominated by the volcano Haakon VII Toppen/Beerenberg; volcanic activity resumed in 1970

      Environment - current issues: NA

      Geography - note: barren volcanic island with some moss and grass

      NOTE: The information regarding Jan Mayen on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Jan Mayen Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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