Jan Mayen



Official Country Name
Jan Mayen

Jan Mayen Overview
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 Haakon VII Toppen/Beerenberg volcano resumed activity in 1970; it is the northernmost active volcano on earth.

Jan Mayen Economy
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 on the island.

Jan Mayen Location
Jan Mayen is located in Northern Europe, island between the Greenland Sea and the Norwegian Sea, northeast of Iceland

Region
Jan Mayen is located in Arctic Ocean

Jan Mayen Population
Jan Mayen has population of no indigenous inhabitants

Jan Mayen Climate
Jan Mayen has arctic maritime with frequent storms and persistent fog

Jan Mayen Terrain
volcanic island, partly covered by glaciers

Jan Mayen Natural Resources
none

Ethnic Groups in Jan Mayen
Jan Mayen has the following ethnic groups - none

Jan Mayen Religions
none

Jan Mayen Languages
none

Jan Mayen Capital
Jan Mayen capital is

Jan Mayen Currency
Jan Mayen currency is

Map of Jan Mayen