Jan Mayen Geography

What is the terrain and geography like in Jan Mayen?

Geography - note:

barren volcanic island with some moss and grass

Climate:

arctic maritime with frequent storms and persistent fog

Jan Mayen Use of Natural Resources

Jan Mayen Environment

Climate:

arctic maritime with frequent storms and persistent fog

Terrain:

volcanic island, partly covered by glaciers

Natural Resources:

none

Natural Hazards:

dominated by the volcano Haakon VII Toppen/Beerenberg; volcanic activity resumed in 1970

Environmental Issues:

NA

Jan Mayen Geography

Geographic Location Arctic Region
Total Area 146 Square Miles
377 Square Kilometers
Land Area 146 Square Miles
377 Square Kilometers
Coastline 77 Miles
124 Kilometers
Geographic Coordinates 71 00 N, 8 00 W
Terrain volcanic island, partly covered by glaciers
Highest Point 2,277 Meters
Highest Point Location Haakon VII Toppen/Beerenberg 2,277 m
Lowest Point Location Norwegian Sea 0 m
Natural Resources none
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