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Jan Mayen Geography 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Jan Mayen Geography 2019
SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

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: 377 sq km
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land: 377 sq km
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water: 0 sq km
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country comparison to the world: 206

Area - comparative:
slightly more than twice the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
0 km

Coastline:
124.1 km
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Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
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exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
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contiguous zone: 24 nm
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continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
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Climate:
arctic maritime with frequent storms and persistent fog

Terrain:
volcanic island, partly covered by glaciers

Elevation:
0 m lowest point: Norwegian Sea
2277 highest point: Haakon VII Toppen on Beerenberg note: Beerenberg volcano has numerous peaks; the highest point on the volcano rim is named Haakon VII Toppen, after Norway's first king following the reestablishment of Norwegian independence in 1905

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.)
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forest: 0% (2011 est.)
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other: 100% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
0 sq km (2012)
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Natural hazards:
dominated by the volcano Beerenberg

volcanism: Beerenberg (2,227 m) is Norway's only active volcano; volcanic activity resumed in 1970; the most recent eruption occurred in 1985

Environment - current issues:
pollutants transported from southerly latitudes by winds, ocean currents, and rivers accumulate in the food chains of native animals; climate change

Geography - note:
barren volcanic spoon-shaped island with some moss and grass flora; island consists of two parts: a larger northeast Nord-Jan (the spoon "bowl") and the smaller Sor-Jan (the "handle"), linked by a 2.5 km-wide isthmus (the "stem") with two large lakes, Sorlaguna (South Lagoon) and Nordlaguna (North Lagoon)

NOTE: 1) The information regarding Jan Mayen 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 Jan Mayen Geography 2019 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Jan Mayen 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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