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Jan Mayen: Geography#

LocationNorthern Europe, island between the Greenland Sea and the Norwegian Sea, northeast of Iceland
Geographic Coordinates71 00 N, 8 00 W 71.0,-8.0
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline124.1 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Norwegian Sea 0 m
highest point: Haakon VII Toppen on Beerenberg 2,277 m
note: Beerenberg volcano has numerous peaks; the highest point on the volcano rim is named Haakon VII Toppen, after Norway's first king following the reestablishment of Norwegian independence in 1905
Highest Mountains
Terrainvolcanic island, partly covered by glaciers
Natural Hazardsdominated by the volcano Beerenberg volcanism: Beerenberg (elev. 2,227 m) is Norway's only active volcano; volcanic activity resumed in 1970; the most recent eruption occurred in 1985
Natural Resourcenone
Land Usearable land: 0%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 100% (2011)
Climatearctic maritime with frequent storms and persistent fog
Irrigated Land0 sq km (2011)
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment - international agreementsNA
Large Cities
Geography-notebarren volcanic island with some moss and grass