[WORLDKINGS] Top 500 Constant World Records (P.452) Bouvet (Norway): World's most remote island

20-05-2023

(worldkings.org) Bouvet is a subantarctic volcanic island, situated in the South Atlantic Ocean at the southern end of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, making it the world's most remote island. On May 16th, 2023, World Records Union (WorldKings) officially declared Bouvet as the “world's most remote island”.

Based on the world record nomination from Europe Records Institute (EURI) and Decision No. WK/USA.INDIA/1006/2023/No.462, World Records Union (WorldKings) officially Bouvet as the world's most remote island on May 16th, 2023.

Bouvet Island is an island and dependency of Norway and declared an uninhabited protected nature reserve.

The island lies 1,700 km north of the Princess Astrid Coast of Queen Maud Land, Antarctica, 1,900 km east of the South Sandwich Islands, 1,845 km south of Gough Island, and 2,600 km south-southwest of the coast of South Africa. It has an area of 49 km2, 93 percent of which is covered by a glacier. The center of the island is the ice-filled crater of an inactive volcano. Some skerries and one smaller island, Larsøya, lie along its coast. Nyrøysa, created by a rock slide in the late 1950s, is the only easy place to land and is the location of a weather station.

In 1927, the first Norwegian expedition landed on the island and claimed it for Norway. At that point, the island was given its current name of Bouvet Island ("Bouvetøya" in Norwegian). In 1930, following the resolution of a dispute with the United Kingdom over claiming rights, it was declared a Norwegian dependency. In 1971, it was designated a nature reserve.

Since the 1970s, the island has been visited frequently by Norwegian Antarctic expeditions. In 1977 a temporary five-man station and an automated weather station were constructed and staffed for two months in 1978 and 1979.

 

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