Statistical information Jan Mayen 1996Jan%20Mayen

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Jan Mayen - Introduction 1996
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Background: This desolate mountainous island was named after a Dutch whaling captain who indisputably discovered it in 1614 (earlier claims are inconclusive). Visited only occasionally by seal hunters and trappers over the following centuries the island came under Norwegian sovereignty in 1929. The long dormant Beerenberg volcano resumed activity in 1970; it is the northernmost active volcano on earth.

Jan Mayen - Geography 1996
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Location: Northern Europe, island between the Greenland Sea and the Norwegian Sea, northeast of Iceland

Geographic coordinates

Map reference

Total: 373 km²
Land: 373 km²
Comparative: slightly more than twice the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries: 0 km

Coastline: 124.1 km

Maritime claims
Contiguous zone: 10 nm
Continental shelf: 200-m depth or to depth of exploitation
Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Territorial sea: 4 nm

Climate: Arctic maritime with frequent storms and persistent fog

Terrain: Volcanic island, partly covered by glaciers
Lowest point: Norwegian Sea 0 m
Highest point: Haakon VII Toppen (Beerenberg) 2,277 m


Natural resources: None
Land use

Land use
Arable land: 0%
Permanent crops: 0%
Permanent pastures: 0%
Forests and woodland: 0%
Other: 100%

Irrigated land: 0 km²

Major rivers

Major watersheds area km²

Total water withdrawal

Total renewable water resources

Natural hazards


Jan Mayen - People 1996
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Population: No permanent inhabitants; note_there are personnel who man the LORAN C base and the weather and coastal services radio station


Ethnic groups



Demographic profile
Age structure

Age structure

Dependency ratios

Median age

Population growth rate

Birth rate

Death rate

Net migration rate

Population distribution


Major urban areas

Current issues: NA
Current issues Natural hazards: dominated by the volcano Beerenberg; volcanic activity resumed in 1970
International agreements: NA
International agreements note: Barren volcanic island with some moss and grass

Air pollutants

Sex ratio

Mothers mean age at first birth

Maternal mortality ratio

Infant mortality rate

Life expectancy at birth

Total fertility rate

Contraceptive prevalence rate

Drinking water source

Current health expenditure

Physicians density

Hospital bed density

Sanitation facility access


Major infectious diseases

Obesity adult prevalence rate

Alcohol consumption

Tobacco use

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

Education expenditures


School life expectancy primary to tertiary education

Youth unemployment

Jan Mayen - Government 1996
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Country name
Conventional long form: none
Conventional short form: Jan Mayen

Government type: Territory of Norway

Capital: None; administered from Oslo, Norway, through a governor (sysselmann) resident in Longyearbyen (Svalbard; however, authority has been delegated to a station commander of the Norwegian Defense Communication Service

Administrative divisions

Dependent areas

Independence: None (territory of Norway)

National holiday


Legal system

International law organization participation



Executive branch

Legislative branch

Judicial branch

Political parties and leaders

International organization participation

Diplomatic representation

Flag descriptionflag of Jan%20Mayen: The flag of Norway is used

National symbols

National anthem

National heritage

Jan Mayen - Economy 1996
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Economy overview: Jan Mayen is a volcanic island with no exploitable natural resources. Economic activity is limited to providing services for employees of Norway's radio and meteorological stations located on the island.

Real gdp purchasing power parity

Real gdp growth rate

Real gdp per capita ppp

Gross national saving
Gdp composition by sector of origin

Gdp composition by end use

Gdp composition by sector of origin

Agriculture products


Industrial production growth rate

Labor force
Labor force

Unemployment rate

Youth unemployment

Population below poverty line

Gini index

Household income or consumption by percentage share

Distribution of family income gini index


Public debt

Taxes and other revenues


Fiscal year

Current account balance

Inflation rate consumer prices

Central bank discount rate

Commercial bank prime lending rate

Stock of narrow money

Stock of broad money

Stock of domestic credit

Market value of publicly traded shares

Current account balance



Reserves of foreign exchange and gold

Debt external

Stock of direct foreign investment at home

Stock of direct foreign investment abroad

Exchange rates

Jan Mayen - Energy 1996
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Electricity access

Electricity production: 40 million kWh

Electricity consumption
Per capita: NA kWh (1992)

Electricity exports

Electricity imports

Electricity installed generating capacity

Electricity transmission distribution losses

Electricity generation sources


Refined petroleum

Natural gas

Carbon dioxide emissions

Energy consumption per capita

Jan Mayen - Communication 1996
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Telephones fixed lines

Telephones mobile cellular

Telephone system: NA telephones
Local: NA
Intercity: NA
International: NA

Broadcast media

Internet country code

Internet users

Broadband fixed subscriptions

Jan Mayen - Military 1996
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Military expenditures

Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups

Jan Mayen - Transportation 1996
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National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix

Airports: 1
914 to 1523 m: 1

Airports with paved runways

Airports with unpaved runways






Merchant marine

Ports and terminals

Jan Mayen - Transnational issues 1996
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Disputes international

Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs

Economy Bookings

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