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    Bouvet Island Geography 1998

      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

      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 meters; 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

      NOTE: The information regarding Bouvet Island on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bouvet Island Geography 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bouvet Island Geography 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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