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Bouvet Island (Norway)


Last modified: 2005-12-03 by phil nelson
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Flag of Norway image by Antonio Martins

ISO Code: BV BVT 074
FIPS 10-4 Code: BV
MARC Code: bv
IOC Code: Not Applicable
Status: dependency of Norway

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About Bouvet Island

Located at 5426' 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.

Status of the flag

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 them.
Jan Oskar Engene, 1995-NOV-19