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 Jan Mayen
Airports 1 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways total: 1

1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 (2007)
Area total: 377 sq km

land: 377 sq km

water: 0 sq km
Area - comparative slightly more than twice the size of Washington, DC
Background This desolate, artic, mountainous island was named after a Dutch whaling captain who indisputably discovered it in 1614 (earlier claims are inconclusive). Visited only occasionally by seal hunters and trappers over the following centuries, the island came under Norwegian sovereignty in 1929. The long dormant Haakon VII Toppen/Beerenberg volcano resumed activity in 1970; the most recent eruption occurred in 1985. It is the northernmost active volcano on earth.
Climate arctic maritime with frequent storms and persistent fog
Coastline 124.1 km
Country name conventional long form: none

conventional short form: Jan Mayen
Dependency status territory of Norway; since August 1994, administered from Oslo through the county governor (fylkesmann) of Nordland; however, authority has been delegated to a station commander of the Norwegian Defense Communication Service
Disputes - international none
Economy - overview Jan Mayen is a volcanic island with no exploitable natural resources. Economic activity is limited to providing services for employees of Norway's radio and meteorological stations on the island.
Elevation extremes lowest point: Norwegian Sea 0 m

highest point: Haakon VII Toppen/Beerenberg 2,277 m
Environment - current issues NA
Flag description the flag of Norway is used
Geographic coordinates 71 00 N, 8 00 W
Geography - note barren volcanic island with some moss and grass
Irrigated land 0 sq km
Land boundaries 0 km
Land use arable land: 0%

permanent crops: 0%

other: 100% (2005)
Legal system the laws of Norway, where applicable, apply
Location Northern Europe, island between the Greenland Sea and the Norwegian Sea, northeast of Iceland
Map references Arctic Region
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
Military - note defense is the responsibility of Norway
Natural hazards dominated by the volcano Haakon VII Toppen/Beerenberg; volcanic activity resumed in 1970; the most recent eruption occurred in 1985
Natural resources none
Population no indigenous inhabitants

note: personnel operate the Long Range Navigation (Loran-C) base and the weather and coastal services radio station
Radio broadcast stations AM NA, FM NA, shortwave NA (there is one radio and meteorological station) (1998)
Terrain volcanic island, partly covered by glaciers
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