Last modified: 2005-12-03 by phil nelson
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ISO Code: BV BVT 074
FIPS 10-4 Code: BV
MARC Code: bv
IOC Code: Not Applicable
Status: dependency of Norway
Located at 54°26' S and 3° 24' E, Bouvet Island was first discovered on 1 January 1739 by Jean-Baptiste-Charles Bouvet de Lozier. It was rediscovered by the British on 10 December 1825 and named Liverpool Island. Bouvet was annexed by Norway in 1928 and declared a nature preserve in 1971. Total area: 42km2. The island is uninhabited.
Just for the record, the Norwegian dependencies in
the Antarctic are Bouvet Island, Peter I Island and
Queen Maud Land in Antarctica.
The national flag of Norway is the appropriate flag for
Jan Oskar Engene, 1995-NOV-19