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Bouvet Island Geography 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Bouvet Island Geography 2019
SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

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

Geographic coordinates:
54 26 S, 3 24 E

Map references:
Antarctic Region

Area:
total: 49 sq km
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land: 49 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 0 sq km
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country comparison to the world: 233

Area - comparative:
about 0.3 times the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
0 km

Coastline:
29.6 km
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Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 4 nm
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Climate:
antarctic

Terrain:
volcanic; coast is mostly inaccessible

Elevation:
mean elevation: 0 m lowest point: South Atlantic Ocean
780 highest point: Olavtoppen (Olav Peak)

Natural resources:
none

Land use:
agricultural land: 0% (2011 est.)
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arable land: 0% (2011 est.)
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permanent crops: 0% (2011 est.)
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permanent pasture: 0% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - permanent pasture country ranks ]
forest: 0% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 100% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Natural hazards:
occasional volcanism, rock slides; harsh climate, surrounded by pack ice in winter

Environment - current issues:
none; almost entirely ice covered

Geography - note:
almost entirely covered by glacial ice (93%); declared a nature reserve by Norway; the distance from Bouvet Island to Norway is 12,776 km, which is almost one-third the circumference of the earth

NOTE: 1) The information regarding Bouvet Island on this page is re-published from the 2019 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bouvet Island Geography 2019 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bouvet Island Geography 2019 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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