Match 122 DB Rec# - 7,574 Dataset-WOFACT Title :Jan Mayen Text : Jan Mayen Header Affiliation: (territory of Norway) Geography Location: Northern Europe, island between the Greenland Sea and the Norwegian Sea, northeast of Iceland Map references: Arctic Region Area: total area: 373 sq km land area: 373 sq km comparative area: slightly more than twice the size of Washington, DC Land boundaries: 0 km Coastline: 124.1 km Maritime claims: contiguous zone: 10 nm continental shelf: 200-m depth or to depth of exploitation exclusive economic zone: 200 nm territorial sea: 4 nm International disputes: none Climate: arctic maritime with frequent storms and persistent fog Terrain: volcanic island, partly covered by glaciers; Beerenberg is the highest peak, with an elevation of 2,277 meters Natural resources: none Land use: arable land: 0% permanent crops: 0% meadows and pastures: 0% forest and woodland: 0% other: 100% Irrigated land: 0 sq km Environment: current issues: NA natural hazards: dominated by the volcano Beerenberg; volcanic activity resumed in 1970 international agreements: NA Note: barren volcanic island with some moss and grass People Population: no permanent inhabitants; note - there are personnel who man the LORAN C base and the weather and coastal services radio station Government Names: conventional long form: none conventional short form: Jan Mayen Digraph: JN Type: territory of Norway Capital: none; administered from Oslo, Norway, through a governor (sysselmann) resident in Longyearbyen (Svalbard) Independence: none (territory of Norway) Economy 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 located on the island. Electricity: capacity: 15,000 kW production: 40 million kWh consumption per capita: NA kWh (1992) Transportation Highways: total: NA paved: NA unpaved: NA Ports: none; offshore anchorage only Airports: total: 1 with unpaved runways 914 to 1,523 m: 1 Communications Telephone system: NA telephones local: NA intercity: NA international: NA Radio: broadcast stations: AM NA, FM NA, shortwave NA radios: NA note: radio and meteorological station Television: broadcast stations: NA televisions: NA Defense Forces Note: defense is the responsibility of Norway
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