Bouvet Island

Bouvet Island Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Border to area ratio: The ratio of a country's land border to its surface area.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Elevation extremes > Lowest point: This entry is derived from Geography > Elevation extremes, which includes both the highest point and the lowest point.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Note: This entry includes miscellaneous geographic information of significance not included elsewhere.
  • Irrigated land: The number of square kilometers of land area that is artificially supplied with water.
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Land use > Other: The percentage share of used land that is not arable or under permanent crops. This includes permanent meadows and pastures, forests and woodlands, built-on areas, roads, barren land, etc.
  • Land use > Permanent crops: The percentage share of used land on which permanent crops are grown. This is land cultivated for crops that are not replanted after each harvest like citrus, coffee, and rubber. It includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Map references: The name of the CIA World Factbook reference map on which a country may be found. The entry on Geographic coordinates may be helpful in finding some smaller countries.
  • Marine Coastline: Length of each country's coastline in kilometers.
  • Maritime claims > Territorial sea: territorial sea - the sovereignty of a coastal State extends beyond its land territory and internal waters to an adjacent belt of sea, described as the territorial sea in the LOS Convention (Part II); this sovereignty extends to the air space over the territorial sea as well as its underlying seabed and subsoil; every State has the right to establish the breadth of its territorial sea up to a limit not exceeding 12 nautical miles. A full and definitive definition can be found in the Law of the Sea (LOS) Convention.
  • Natural hazards: Potential natural disasters.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Population density: People per square kilometre, in 1999. At this time the world average was 14.42.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
Area > Comparative about 0.3 times the size of Washington, DC 2013
Area > Comparative to US places about 0.3 times the size of Washington, DC 2008
Area > Land 49 sq km 2008 221st out of 235
Area > Total 49 sq km 2013 231st out of 251
Area > Water 0.0 2013 163th out of 246
Border to area ratio 0.0 2014 164th out of 197
Climate antarctic 2013
Coastline 29.6 km 2014 188th out of 242
Elevation extremes > Highest point Olav Peak 935 m 2013
Elevation extremes > Lowest point South Atlantic Ocean 0 m 2013
Geographic coordinates 54 26 S, 3 24 E 2013
Note covered by glacial ice; declared a nature reserve by Norway 2013
Irrigated land 0.0 2012 22nd out of 32
Land boundaries 0 2005
Land use > Arable land 0.0 2013 219th out of 246
Land use > Other 100% 2011 5th out of 245
Land use > Permanent crops 0.0 2013 210th out of 247
Location island in the South Atlantic Ocean, southwest of the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) 2013
Map references Antarctic Region 2013
Marine Coastline 29.6 km 2014 188th out of 242
Maritime claims > Territorial sea 4 nautical mile 2013 181st out of 198
Natural hazards NA 2011
Natural resources none 2013
Population density 0.0 1999 236th out of 255
Terrain volcanic; coast is mostly inaccessible 2013



Bouvet Island Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 5 Land use 3
  • Bouvet Island ranked 28 places from the bottom for land use > arable land globally in 2013.
  • Bouvet Island has ranked in the top 6 for land use > other since 2001.
  • Bouvet Island has ranked in the top 19 for irrigated land since 2010.
  • Bouvet Island has ranked in the top 164 for area > water since 2005.
  • Bouvet Island has ranked in the top 181 for maritime claims > territorial sea since 2005.
  • Bouvet Island has ranked in the top 206 for coastline since 2005.
  • Bouvet Island has ranked in the top 233 for area > total since 2005.
  • Bouvet Island has ranked in the top 221 for area > land since 2005.
  • Bouvet Island has ranked in the top 211 for land use > permanent crops since 2010.

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