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Islands of Svalbard and Jan Meyen (Norway)

Barentsoya (Barents)    [826]
   Group: Archipelago: Svalbard Archipelago
   Country: Norway - Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Lat: 78.60º N   Long : 21.50º E
Area: 1341.2 sq. km   Altitude: 433 m
Shoreline: 192.5 km (scale 1:2500000)   Coastal Index: 0.1435
Depth to nearest land: >200 m
Nearest island: 5 km   group: 450 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 800 km    Isolation Index: 52
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Uninhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 7  Marine: 0
  Number: 1   Area: Terrestrial: 1341.2 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 23/10/90

Bear (Bjornoya)    [1574]
   Group:
   Country: Norway - Svalbard and Jan Mayen   Region: Arctic
Lat: 74.45º N   Long : 19.00º E
Area: 176.0 sq. km   Altitude: 536 m
Depth to nearest land: >200 m
Nearest island: 250 km   group: 250 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 400 km    Isolation Index: 52
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE:   polar 
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 14 (1981)   Density: 0.1 persons/sq. km
  Growth Rate: 0.3%/yr   Stable
Last updated: 28/01/89

Edgeoya (Edge)    [829]
   Group: Archipelago: Svalbard Archipelago
   Country: Norway - Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Lat: 77.75º N   Long : 23.50º E
Area: 4940.1 sq. km   Altitude: 578 m
Shoreline: 428.1 km (scale 1:2500000)   Coastal Index: 0.0867
Depth to nearest land: >200 m
Nearest island: 5 km   group: 450 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 800 km    Isolation Index: 52
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Uninhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 7  Marine: 0
  Number: 1   Area: Terrestrial: 4940.1 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 23/10/90

Jan Mayen     [814]
   Group:
   Country: Norway - Svalbard and Jan Mayen   Region: Norwegian Sea
Lat: 71.00º N   Long : 8.50º W
Area: 390.1 sq. km   Altitude: 2277 m
Shoreline: 131.9 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.3381
Depth to nearest land: 1000 m
Nearest island: 500 km   group: 500 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 1000 km    Isolation Index: 76
ISLAND TYPE: active volcanic      Natural Protection Indicator: 5
CLIMATE:   polar 
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: volcanic eruptions
   Threat Indicator: 1
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Uninhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 6   Moderate
CI-Marine: 6   Moderate
Last updated: 30/01/89

Kongsoya   - including Abeloya    [808]
   Group: Kong Karls Land   Archipelago: Svalbard Archipelago
   Country: Norway - Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Lat: 78.80º N   Long : 28.60º E
Area: 201.6 sq. km   Altitude: 320 m
Shoreline: 108.6 km (scale 1:2500000)   Coastal Index: 0.5387
Depth to nearest land: >200 m
Nearest island: 15 km   group: 450 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 800 km    Isolation Index: 53
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Uninhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 7  Marine: 0
  Number: 1   Area: Terrestrial: 201.6 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 23/10/90

Kvitoya (White)    [811]
   Group: Archipelago: Svalbard Archipelago
   Country: Norway - Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Lat: 80.15º N   Long : 32.40º E
Area: 243.4 sq. km   Altitude: 270 m
Shoreline: 97.7 km (scale 1:2500000)   Coastal Index: 0.4014
Depth to nearest land: >201 m
Nearest island: 80 km   group: 450 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 1000 km    Isolation Index: 62
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Uninhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 7  Marine: 0
  Number: 1   Area: Terrestrial: 243.4 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 23/10/90

Lagoya     [792]
   Group: Archipelago: Svalbard Archipelago
   Country: Norway - Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Lat: 80.25º N   Long : 18.30º E
Area: 103.5 sq. km   Altitude: ? m
Shoreline: 53.2 km (scale 1:2500000)   Coastal Index: 0.5140
Depth to nearest land: >200 m
Nearest island: 5 km   group: 500 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 900 km    Isolation Index: 55
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Uninhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 7  Marine: 0
  Number: 1   Area: Terrestrial: 103.5 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 05/02/89

Nordaustlandet   - including Storoya, Sjuoyane    [830]
   Group: Archipelago: Svalbard Archipelago
   Country: Norway - Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Lat: 79.60º N   Long : 23.00º E
Area: 14247.1 sq. km   Altitude: 764 m
Shoreline: 1318.3 km (scale 1:2500000)   Coastal Index: 0.0925
Depth to nearest land: >200 m
Nearest island: 5 km   group: 450 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 900 km    Isolation Index: 53
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Uninhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 7  Marine: 0
  Number: 1   Area: Terrestrial: 14247.1 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 23/10/90

Prins Karls Forland     [821]
   Group: Archipelago: Svalbard Archipelago
   Country: Norway - Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Lat: 78.50º N   Long : 11.50º E
Area: 626.8 sq. km   Altitude: 1004 m
Shoreline: 205.9 km (scale 1:2500000)   Coastal Index: 0.3285
Depth to nearest land: >200 m
Nearest island: 5 km   group: 500 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 800 km    Isolation Index: 53
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Uninhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 7  Marine: 0
  Number: 3   Area: Terrestrial: 626.8 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 23/10/90

Spitsbergen (Spitzberg)    [831]
   Group: Archipelago: Svalbard Archipelago
   Country: Norway - Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Lat: 78.00º N   Long : 16.00º E
Area: 38980.6 sq. km   Altitude: 1454 m
  Island too large for adequate coverage in this directory
Shoreline: 3815.3 km (scale 1:2500000)   Coastal Index: 0.0979
Depth to nearest land: >200 m
Nearest island: 5 km   group: 500 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 700 km    Isolation Index: 51
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 3477 (1981)   Density: 0.1 persons/sq. km
  Growth Rate: 0.3%/yr   Stable
  Accessibility: port
Last updated: 05/02/89

Svenskoya     [799]
Group: Kong Karls Land, Archipelago: Svalbard Archipelago
Country: Norway - Svalbard and Jan Mayen: Arctic
Lat: 78.60º NLong: 26.70º E
Area: 134.1 sq. km   Altitude: 230 m   Shoreline: 58.5 km (scale 1:2500000)
ISLAND TYPE:

Wilhelmoya     [798]
   Group: Archipelago: Svalbard Archipelago
   Country: Norway - Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Lat: 79.00º N   Long : 20.50º E
Area: 124.5 sq. km   Altitude: 656 m
Shoreline: 47.0 km (scale 1:2500000)   Coastal Index: 0.3775
Depth to nearest land: >200 m
Nearest island: 2 km   group: 450 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 800 km    Isolation Index: 51
ISLAND TYPE:      Natural Protection Indicator: 2
ECOSYSTEMS:           

HUMAN OCCUPATION: Uninhabited
  Population: 0    Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km
PROTECTED AREAS:    Protected Area Coverage Indicators - Terrestrial: 7  Marine: 0
  Number: 1   Area: Terrestrial: 124.5 sq. km    Marine: 0 sq. km
DATA RELIABILITY:    Data Rel. Indicator: 1
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 2   Low
Last updated: 23/10/90

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