Bouvet Island is an uninhabited volcanic island in the South Atlantic, which politically belongs to Norway. The island is 1700 kilometers away from Antarctica, nine kilometers long and almost completely covered by glaciers. The climate here is harsh, leaving only fur seals, elephant seals and penguins a chance of survival. Bouvet Island is named after its discoverer, the French navigator Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier. However, he was unable to land on the icy island on New Year's Day 1739. Bouvet Island is one of the most isolated areas on Earth.
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Country data Bouvet Island
Bouvet Island at a glance
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Map Bouvet Island
Country borders and location of the capital