Jan Mayen

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Jan Mayen is a small volcanic island located in the Arctic Ocean. It is a part of Norway. While the island has no natural resources itself, there are substantial fish populations, and potentially untapped petroleum resources, in the surrounding waters. It was named after the first recorded visitor Dutch whaler, although it is possible that it was visited by the Vikings.

Olonkinbyen, the only permanent settlement, houses the island's radio and meteorological stations, as well as its only airfield. There are approximately 18 permanent inhabitants.[1][2]


  1. http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=no&tl=en&u=http://www.jan-mayen.no/
  2. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/jn.html#top
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