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This desolate, arctic, 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. (from the CIA)
 
 

 

Economic 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.

Environmental Issues

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Population

No indigenous inhabitants note: personnel operate the long range navigation (loran-c) base and the weather and coastal services radio station

Location

Northern europe, island between the greenland sea and the norwegian sea, northeast of iceland

Area

Total: 377 sq km land: 377 sq km water: 0 sq km

Slightly more than twice the size of washington, dc

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: none conventional short form: jan mayen

International Disputes

None

Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

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