[Country map of Bouvet Island]

Bouvet Island

(territory of Norway)


Location: Southern Africa, island in the South Atlantic Ocean, south-southwest of the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa)

Map references: Antarctic Region

total area: 58 sq km
land area: 58 sq km
comparative area: about 0.3 times the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries: 0 km

Coastline: 29.6 km

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 4 nm

International disputes: none

Climate: antarctic

Terrain: volcanic; maximum elevation about 800 meters; coast is mostly inaccessible

Natural resources: none

Land use:
arable land: 0%
permanent crops: 0%
meadows and pastures: 0%
forest and woodland: 0%
other: 100% (all ice)

Irrigated land: 0 sq km

current issues: NA
natural hazards: NA
international agreements: NA

Note: covered by glacial ice


Population: uninhabited


conventional long form: none
conventional short form: Bouvet Island

Digraph: BV

Type: territory of Norway

Capital: none; administered from Oslo, Norway

Independence: none (territory of Norway)


Overview: no economic activity


Ports: none; offshore anchorage only


Telephone system: *** No data for this item ***

Note: automatic meteorological station

Defense Forces

Note: defense is the responsibility of Norway