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Bouvet Island Introduction 2013

SOURCE: 2013 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Bouvet Island Introduction 2013
SOURCE: 2013 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on November 21, 2012

Background:
This uninhabited, volcanic, Antarctic island is almost entirely covered by glaciers and is the most remote island on Earth, making it difficult to approach. It was discovered in 1739 by the French naval officer after whom the island was 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.


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Bouvet Island on this page is re-published from the 2013 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bouvet Island Introduction 2013 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bouvet Island Introduction 2013 should be addressed to the CIA.
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