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    Bouvet Island Introduction - 2005
    https://allcountries.org/wfb2005/bouvet_island/bouvet_island_introduction.html
    SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Background:
      This uninhabited volcanic island is almost entirely covered by glaciers and is difficult to approach. It was discovered in 1739 by a French naval officer after whom the island was named. No claim was made until 1825, when the British flag was raised. In 1928, the UK waived its claim in favor of Norway, which had occupied the island the previous year. In 1971, Bouvet Island and the adjacent territorial waters were designated a nature reserve. Since 1977, Norway has run an automated meteorological station on the island.


      NOTE: The information regarding Bouvet Island on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bouvet Island Introduction 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bouvet Island Introduction 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.







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