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   Jan Mayen

Introduction:
This desolate, artic, 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.


Official name: Jan Mayen
Capital:
Government type:
Population: no indigenous inhabitants
note: personnel operate the Long Range Navigation (Loran-C) base and the weather and coastal services radio station
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Official Currency: Norwegian Kroner (NOK)

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Currency code: NOK
Area: total: 377 sq km
land: 377 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Climate: arctic maritime with frequent storms and persistent fog


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