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Jan Mayen


  • Type: Island

This desolate, arctic, mountainous island was named after a Dutch whaling captain who indisputably discovered it in 1614 (earlier claims are inconclusive). Visited only occasionally by seal hunters and trappers over the following centuries, the island came under Norwegian sovereignty in 1929. The long dormant Beerenberg volcano, the northernmost active volcano on earth, resumed activity in 1970 and the most recent eruption occurred in 1985. - The World Factbook


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Northern Europe, island between the Greenland Sea and the Norwegian Sea, northeast of Iceland - The World Factbook

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Geographic feature Volcano




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