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Bouvet Island


Norsk Bouvetøya

Bouvetøya (tidligere Liverpool Island) er en øy i Søratlanteren på 54°25′ S 3°21′ Ø som er under norsk suverenitet som biland. Ettersom Antarktis regnes sør for 60°S tilhører Bouvetøya ikke denne verdensdelen (og er ikke omfattet av Antarktis-traktaten), men kanskje heller Afrika som ligger i underkant av 2 000 km lenger nord.

English Bouvet Island - Bouvet Island

Bouvet Island is an uninhabited sub-antarctic volcanic island in the South Atlantic Ocean, south-southwest of the Cape of Good Hope (► South Africa). It is a dependent area of Norway and is not subject to the ► Antarctic Treaty, as it is north of the latitude below which claims are suspended.

Short name Bouvet Island
Official name Bouvet Island
Status Norwegian since 1927
Location South Atlantic Ocean
Capital -
Population 0 inhabitants
Area 49 km²
Major language(s) none
Major religion(s) none
More information Bouvet Island, Geography of Bouvet Island, History of Bouvet Island and Politics of Bouvet Island
More images Bouvet Island - Bouvet Island (Category).

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General maps

Location of Bouvet Island
Location of Bouvet Island
Map of Bouvet Island
Map of Bouvet Island
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Historical maps
Bouvet Island was discovered by the French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier in 1739. He called it "Cap de la Circoncision", thinking it was a promontory of a larger southern continent.
It was claimed by the United Kingdom in 1825 as Liverpool Island. In 1928 Britain waived its claim to Norway, that renamed the island Bouvet Island.

Discovery map by Jean-Baptiste Bouvet de Lozier (1739), with detailed descriptions of the voyage in the margins (in French)
Re-edited discovery map (1754), again with detailed descriptions

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