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Q: What is Latitude and Longitude of Bouvet Island?

A: Bouvet Island lies on the geographical coordinates of 54 26' 0" S, 3 24' 0" E.

Latitude and Longitude of Bouvet Island in other units:

Unit Latitude Longitude
Latitude and Longitude to decimals -54.4333 3.4
Latitude and Longitude to degrees minutes seconds 54 26' 0" S 3 24' 0" E
   
Latitude/Longitude to UTM Reference
UTM Northing:3968193.750900672 Easting:525946.7084824253 Zone:31F


More detail about Bouvet Island

Bouvet Island - the deserted volcanic island

Bouvet Island is the remotest island of the earth and is named after its first discoverer, Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier. However, Bouvet de Lozier could not understand if it was an island that he had seen or was it a part of a continent, nor could he estimate the exact location, in 1739. In 1772, Captain James Cook went out on an expedition to find the island again, but he failed to do so. He assumed that Bouvet had mistaken an ice berg for an island. Finally, James Lindsay spotted it again in 1808.

This is a volcanic island which stands in the South Atlantic Ocean. This Antarctic volcanic island is a desolate one, with no population. This is not an independent piece of an island, and is a Norwegian monarch. This island is not a subject to the Antarctic Treaty. Norway has taken authority of the island since 1928 and performs researches and studies from this small island amidst the Atlantic Ocean.

The crater of the volcanic island lies in the centre and is filled with ice and is referred to as the Wilhelm II Plateau. The Bouvet Island is an unapproachable one, due to the steep coast that it has developed due to the huge waves hitting on the coastline. The most convenient way to reach the island is to take a helicopter from a ship, from somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean.

The adverse climatic condition of the Bouvet Island, which is almost ice bound has its vegetation limited only to mosses and lichens. The only vertebrates that can be spotted in this island are sea-birds, seals, and penguins.

Although, this island has no population residing there, Norway has got it an unused internet country code top level domain as ?.bv?. A few amateur radio expeditions have also been to the Bouvet Island, to experiment. The island, however, has no telephone area code, or postal code. Norway has set the time zone of Bouvet Island as UTC +01.

 

 



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