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 for Jan Mayen
From CIA World Factbook 2002 :

  Jan Mayen
  
     Introduction Jan Mayen
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                              Background: This desolate, 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; it is the northernmost
                                          active volcano on earth.
    
     Geography Jan Mayen
     -------------------
                                Location: Northern Europe, island between the
                                          Greenland Sea and the Norwegian Sea,
                                          northeast of Iceland
                  Geographic coordinates: 71 00 N, 8 00 W
                          Map references: Arctic Region
                                    Area: total: 373 sq km
                                          water: 0 sq km
                                          land: 373 sq km
                      Area - comparative: 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
                                          the depth of exploitation
                                          territorial sea: 4 NM
                                          exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
                                 Climate: arctic maritime with frequent storms
                                          and persistent fog
                                 Terrain: volcanic island, partly covered by
                                          glaciers
                      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Norwegian Sea 0 m
                                          highest point: Haakon VII Toppen/
                                          Beerenberg 2,277 m
                       Natural resources: none
                                Land use: arable land: 0%
                                          permanent crops: 0%
                                          other: 100% (1998 est.)
                          Irrigated land: 0 sq km (1998 est.)
                         Natural hazards: dominated by the volcano Haakon VII
                                          Toppen/Beerenberg; volcanic activity
                                          resumed in 1970
            Environment - current issues: NA
                        Geography - note: barren volcanic island with some
                                          moss and grass
    
     People Jan Mayen
     ----------------
                               Population: no indigenous inhabitants
                                           note: personnel operate the Long
                                           Range Navigation (Loran-C) base and
                                           the weather and coastal services
                                           radio station (July 2002 est.)
                   Population growth rate: NA
    
     Government Jan Mayen
     --------------------
                             Country name: conventional long form: none
                                           conventional short form: Jan Mayen
                        Dependency status: territory of Norway; administered
                                           from Oslo through a governor
                                           (sysselmann) resident in
                                           Longyearbyen (Svalbard); however,
                                           authority has been delegated to a
                                           station commander of the Norwegian
                                           Defense Communication Service
                             Legal system: the laws of Norway, where
                                           applicable, apply
                         Flag description: the flag of Norway is used
    
     Economy Jan Mayen
     -----------------
                       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.
    
     Communications Jan Mayen
     ------------------------
                  Radio broadcast stations: AM NA, FM NA, shortwave NA
                                            note: there is one radio and
                                            meteorological station (1998)
         Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 13 (Jan Mayen and Svalbard) (2000)
    
     Transportation Jan Mayen
     ------------------------
                                      Waterways: none
                              Ports and harbors: none; offshore anchorage only
                                       Airports: 1 (2001)
                Airports - with unpaved runways: total: 1
                                                 1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 (2001)
    
     Military Jan Mayen
     ------------------
                            Military - note: defense is the responsibility of
                                             Norway
    
     Transnational Issues Jan Mayen
     ------------------------------
                                                Disputes - international: none
    
                                         
  
  

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