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    Bouvet Island Geography 2000

      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: 58.5 sq km
      land: 58.5 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: Southern 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% (93% ice)

      Irrigated land: 0 sq km (1993)

      Natural hazards: NA

      Environment - current issues: NA

      Geography - note: covered by glacial ice; declared a nature reserve

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