Bouvet Island

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(CC) Image: George Swan
A view of the Earth centered directly above Bouvet Island.
(PD) Photo: Carl Chun
Bouvet Island in 1898, showing inaccessible shorelines, and glaciers.

Bouveteya (Bouvet Island) is a 49 square kilometre Island located at 54°26′S 3°24′E -- halfway between Africa and Antarctica.[1] The Island is uninhabited. Most of the Island is covered by ice, year-round.

It was claimed by Norway in 1929, and is considered a Norwegian dependency.[1]

In fiction

The movie Aliens v. Predator is set on Bouveteya.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Polar Pioneers: Hjalmar Riisen-Larsen. Retrieved on 2008-08-20.