Bouvet Island

 

Volcanic hills of Bouvet

General Data 2018

CapitalAreaPop.Desem./Unem.LocalPref./Mayor
Bouvet49 km²--Atlântico / AtlanticIan Saraiva


Bouvet Island is undoubtedly one of the most remote in the world. Under sub-Antarctic freezing temperatures, and winds so sinister they can even pull asphalt off the ground, this island is not exactly an ideal place for a survivor to survive.

Its name originates in Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier, who discovered this island in 1739. It has an area of 49 km², and a maximum altitude of 780 m in the Olavtoppen peak. It is an uninhabited island, apart from occasional visits of scientific expeditions.

Bouvet de Lozier departed in search of a continent or lands near the south pole and was formed of two ships, the Marie and the Aigle. Initially confused with the Antarctic continent itself was called the Circumcision cable.

Bouvet