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Bouvet Island Geography 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Bouvet Island Geography 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

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
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 234

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

Natural resources:
none

Land use:
agricultural land: 0% arable land 0%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 0%
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forest: 0%
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other: 100% (93% ice) (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:
covered by glacial ice; declared a nature reserve by Norway

NOTE: 1) The information regarding Bouvet Island on this page is re-published from the 2018 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bouvet Island Geography 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bouvet Island Geography 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) The 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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