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    Bouvet Island Geography - 2003

      Location: island in the South Atlantic Ocean, 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
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 58.5 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; coast is mostly inaccessible

      Elevation extremes: lowest point: South Atlantic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Olav Peak 935 m

      Natural resources: none

      Land use: arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 100% (93% ice) (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land: 0 sq km (1998 est.)

      Natural hazards: NA

      Environment - current issues: NA

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

      NOTE: The information regarding Bouvet Island on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bouvet Island Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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