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Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in Bouvet Island

Bouvet Island
Bouvetøya (Norwegian)
Location of Bouvet Island (circled in red)
Location of Bouvet Island (circled in red, in the Atlantic Ocean)
Sovereign state Norway
Annexed by Norway23 January 1928; 94 years ago (1928-01-23)
Dependency status27 February 1930[1]
Nature reserve declared17 December 1971[2]
Official languagesNorwegian
GovernmentDependency under a constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Harald V
• Administered by
Ministry of Justice and Public Security
• Total
49 km2 (19 sq mi)
Highest elevation
780 m (2,560 ft)
• Estimate
ISO 3166 codeBV
Internet TLD

Bouvet Island

Bouvet Island is an island claimed by Norway, and declared an uninhabited protected nature reserve. It 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. It is not part of the southern region covered by the Antarctic Treaty System.