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Bouvet Island (territory of Norway) Geography

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

    Geographic coordinates: 54 26 S, 3 24 E

    Map references: Antarctic Region

    Area:
    total: 58 sq km
    land: 58 sq km
    water: 0 sq km

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

    Land boundaries: 0 km

    Coastline: 29.6 km

    Maritime claims:
    territorial sea: 4 nm

    Climate: antarctic

    Terrain: volcanic; maximum elevation about 800 m; coast is mostly inaccessible

    Elevation extremes:
    lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
    highest point: unnamed location 780 m

    Natural resources: none

    Land use:
    arable land: 0%
    permanent crops: 0%
    permanent pastures: 0%
    forests and woodland: 0%
    other: 100% (all ice)

    Irrigated land: 0 sq km (1993)

    Natural hazards: NA

    Environment—current issues: NA

    Environment—international agreements:
    party to: NA
    signed, but not ratified: NA

    Geography—note: covered by glacial ice

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