Comparing United States to Bouvet Island

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United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Bouvet Island  BOUVET ISLAND (30km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Bouvet Island has a total of 30 km.
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At a Glance: Bouvet Island

  • Land Area: ~49 sq km (United States is ~200,544 times bigger than Bouvet Island)

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This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Bouvet Island (49 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Bouvet Island

Bouvet Island is a sovereign country in Antarctica, with a total land area of approximately 49 sq km. This uninhabited, volcanic, Antarctic island is almost entirely covered by glaciers making it difficult to approach; it is recognized as the most remote island on Earth. Bouvet Island was discovered in 1739 by a French naval officer after whom it is named. No claim was made until 1825, when the British flag was raised. In 1928, the UK waived its claim in favor of Norway, which had occupied the island the previous year. In 1971, Norway designated Bouvet Island and the adjacent territorial waters a nature reserve. Since 1977, Norway has run an automated meteorological station and studied foraging strategies and distribution of fur seals and penguins on the island.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).