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Atlas of Jan Mayen

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Jan Mayen

Norsk Jan Mayen

Jan Mayen er en 373 km² stor arktisk øy. Øya er delvis tildekket av en isbre. Øya ligger på 70,97° N 8,6° vest. Her ligger også Norges eneste aktive vulkan, Beerenberg, som med sine 2277 meter også er et av Norges høyeste fjell. Fiskerisonen ved Jan Mayen er 293 049 km². I 1980 ble den økonomiske sonen utvidet til 200 nautiske mil rundt øya, til protester fra naboøyene Island og Grønland. Jan Mayen er en del av Kongeriket Norge, er ikke et biland og omfattes ikke av Svalbardtraktaten.
Nynorsk: Jan Mayen er ei 373 km² stor arktisk øy og ein del av Noreg. Øya er delvis dekt av ein isbre. Øya ligg på 71°N, 8°W. Her ligg òg Noregs einaste aktive vulkan, Beerenberg, som med sine 2277 meter over havet er eit av Noregs høgste fjell.

English Jan Mayen - Jan Mayen

Jan Mayen Island, a part of the Kingdom of Norway, is a 55 km long (southwest-northeast) and 373 km² large arctic volcanic island in the Arctic Ocean, partly covered by glaciers. It has two parts: larger Nord-Jan and smaller Sør-Jan, both linked by an isthmus 2.5 km wide. It lies 600 km north of ► Iceland, 500 km east of ► Greenland and 1,000 km west of the Norwegian mainland at 70.97° N 8.6° W.


Short name Jan Mayen
Official name Jan Mayen
Status ► Norwegian territory since 1922
Location Arctic Ocean
Capital -
Population No native inhabitants
Area 373 km²
Major language(s) Norwegian
Major religion(s) Protestantism
More information Jan Mayen, Geography of Jan Mayen, History of Jan Mayen and Politics of Jan Mayen
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General maps

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Map Norway political-geo.png Jan Mayens plassering
Location of Jan Mayen
Jan Mayen-CIA WFB Map.png Kart over Jan Mayen
Map of Jan Mayen

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Jan Mayen, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Jan Mayen. The Island of Jan Mayen, discovered by Henry Hudson in 1607, is annexed by Norway in 1929. Jan Mayen is administered as part of mainland Norway and has no self-government. No maps are available. Jan Mayen, ble oppdaget av Henry Hudson 1607, og le annektert av Norge 1929. Jan Mayen administreres som en del av fastlands-Norge og har ingen selvstyre. Ingen kart er tilgjengelig.

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps older than 70 years of this entry.

Joan Blaeu-Insula Qvæ Ioanne Mayen nomen sortita est.JPG Joan Blaeu map of Jan Mayen (ca. 1670)

Satellite maps

JanMayen angepasst.jpg Satellite map of Jan Mayen

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