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 for Bouvet Island
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Bouvet Island
      n 1: an island belonging to Norway in the South Atlantic near
           the Antarctic Circle

From CIA World Factbook 2002 :

  Bouvet Island
  
     Introduction Bouvet Island
     --------------------------
                              Background: This uninhabited volcanic island is
                                          almost entirely covered by glaciers
                                          and is difficult to approach. It was
                                          discovered in 1739 by a French naval
                                          officer after whom the island was
                                          named. No claim was made until 1825
                                          when the British flag was raised. In
                                          1928, the UK waived its claim in
                                          favor of Norway, which had occupied
                                          the island the previous year. In
                                          1971, Bouvet Island and the adjacent
                                          territorial waters were designated a
                                          nature reserve. Since 1977, Norway
                                          has run an automated meteorological
                                          station on the island.
    
     Geography Bouvet Island
     -----------------------
                                Location: Southern Africa, island in the South
                                          Atlantic Ocean, south-southwest of
                                          the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa)
                  Geographic coordinates: 54 26 S, 3 24 E
                          Map references: Antarctic Region
                                    Area: total: 58.5 sq km
                                          water: 0 sq km
                                          land: 58.5 sq km
                      Area - comparative: about 0.3 times the size of
                                          Washington, DC
                         Land boundaries: 0 km
                               Coastline: 29.6 km
                         Maritime claims: territorial sea: 4 NM
                                 Climate: antarctic
                                 Terrain: volcanic; coast is mostly
                                          inaccessible
                      Elevation extremes: lowest point: South Atlantic Ocean 0
                                          m
                                          highest point: Olav Peak 935 m
                       Natural resources: none
                                Land use: arable land: 0%
                                          permanent crops: 0%
                                          other: 100% (93% ice) (1998 est.)
                          Irrigated land: 0 sq km (1998 est.)
                         Natural hazards: NA
            Environment - current issues: NA
                        Geography - note: covered by glacial ice; declared a
                                          nature reserve
    
     People Bouvet Island
     --------------------
                                      Population: uninhabited (July 2002 est.)
                          Population growth rate: NA
    
     Government Bouvet Island
     ------------------------
                            Country name: conventional long form: none
                                          conventional short form: Bouvet
                                          Island
                       Dependency status: territory of Norway; administered by
                                          the Polar Department of the Ministry
                                          of Justice and Police from Oslo
                            Legal system: the laws of Norway, where
                                          applicable, apply
                        Flag description: the flag of Norway is used
    
     Economy Bouvet Island
     ---------------------
                         Economy - overview: no economic activity; declared a
                                             nature reserve
    
     Communications Bouvet Island
     ----------------------------
                       Internet country code: .bv
                       Communications - note: automatic meteorological station
    
     Transportation Bouvet Island
     ----------------------------
                                      Waterways: none
                              Ports and harbors: none; offshore anchorage only
    
     Military Bouvet Island
     ----------------------
                            Military - note: defense is the responsibility of
                                             Norway
    
     Transnational Issues Bouvet Island
     ----------------------------------
                                                Disputes - international: none
    
                                         
  
  

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