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Bouvet Island

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

Bouvet Island
StatusDependency (Territory)
SovereigntyNorway
Capital
Land Area
LocationAntartica
Population
GNI
ISO3166-1 CodesBV, BVT, 741
Internet Domain.bv2
Currency3
Telephone+4

1. Overview

This uninhabited, volcanic, Antarctic island is almost entirely covered by glaciers making it difficult to approach; it is recognized as the most remote island on Earth. Bouvet Island was discovered in 1739 by a French naval officer after whom it is 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, Norway designated Bouvet Island and the adjacent territorial waters a nature reserve. Since 1977, Norway has run an automated meteorological station and studied foraging strategies and distribution of fur seals and penguins on the island.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)5

As a territory of Norway I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

There isn't much information in the database for Bouvet Island, most likely because it is either a part of another country (i.e., a territory or posession) and therefore most international statistics are counted for the country as a whole, or, this is such an exotic place that little data exists about it.