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    Jan Mayen Geography 1997

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

      Geographic coordinates 71 00 N, 8 00 W

      Map references Arctic Region

      total: 373 sq km
      land: 373 sq km
      water: 0 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
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 4 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%
      permanent pastures: 0%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 100%

      Irrigated land 0 sq km (1993)

      Natural hazards dominated by the volcano Beerenberg; volcanic activity resumed in 1970

      Environment - current issues NA

      Environment - international agreements
      party to : NA
      signed, but not ratified: 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 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Jan Mayen Geography 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Jan Mayen Geography 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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