What is the geographical coordinates on Bouvet Island? Also tell something about it's history.
Latitude of Bouvet Island is:-54.4333 and Longitude of Bouvet Island is: 3.4
Located in Southern Africa, Bouvet Island is a volcanic island in South Atlantic Ocean. Spread over an area of 49 square kilometers, Bouvet Island is one of the nearest islands to Antarctica. More than 90% of Bouvet Island is covered with Glaciers and it is uninhabited. The only communication possible in Bouvet Island can be done through satellite.
The Geographical coordinates of Bouvet Island are 54 26 S, 3 24 E. Olavtoppen, with a peak point of 780 meters, is the highest peak of Bouvet Island. With the unsuitable conditions prevailing there, Lichens and Mosses makeup for all the vegetation of Bouvet Islands.
Discovered by Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier in 1739, doubts were raised whether it was an island or an isolated part of a continent. Various expeditions to the island were undertaken and after more than seven decades it was finally declared an island.
Bouvet Island has polar climate with temperature ranging from cold to freezing cold making it utterly impossible for anyone to survive there.
The mystery surrounding Bouvet Island has prompted many filmmakers of Hollywood and fiction writers to base their stories centered on this island.
Bouvet Island can be a good subject of research for people who are fascinated by marooned islands.
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