The Regional: Polar Regions: Antarctic: (Bouvet Island Antarctic )


Location: 54°25'S: 3°22'E Also known as Bouvetøya, this island is a single volcanic island with an offlier. The island covers 54 km² with its highest elevation being Mt. Olavtoppen at 780 m. It is 93% glacierized. Discovered by Jean Baptiste Charles de Lozier Bouvet on January 1, 1739, the first recorded landing was by sealers in 1822. The island is uninhabited with no wintering population, and is a dependency of Norway (claimed in 1927). This section contains Internet sites that are about or located on Bouvet Island. Bouvet Island Antarctic Polar Regions Regional.

The island has an area of 49 square kilometres (19 sq mi), of which 93 percent is covered by a glacier. (wikipedia)