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    Jan Mayen Geography - 2005

      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

      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

      124.1 km

      Maritime claims:
      territorial sea: 4 nm
      contiguous zone: 10 nm
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation

      arctic maritime with frequent storms and persistent fog

      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:

      Land use:
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 100% (2001)

      Irrigated land:
      0 sq km (1998 est.)

      Natural hazards:
      dominated by the volcano Haakon VII Toppen/Beerenberg; volcanic activity resumed in 1970

      Environment - current issues:

      Geography - note:
      barren volcanic island with some moss and grass

      NOTE: The information regarding Jan Mayen 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 Jan Mayen Geography 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Jan Mayen Geography 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.

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