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    Jan Mayen Introduction - 2005
    https://allcountries.org/wfb2005/jan_mayen/jan_mayen_introduction.html
    SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Background:
      This desolate, 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 Haakon VII Toppen/Beerenberg volcano resumed activity in 1970; it is the northernmost active volcano on earth.


      NOTE: The information regarding Jan Mayen on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Jan Mayen Introduction 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Jan Mayen Introduction 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.







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