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Jan Mayen

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Jan Mayen, 1, Norway (70.99342 -8.35002)

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Name: Jan Mayen topographic map, elevation, relief.
Coordinates: 70.82597 -9.07717 71.16042 -7.92853
Minimum elevation: 0 m
Maximum elevation: 2,234 m
Average elevation: 59 m

Jan Mayen

Jan Mayen consists of two geographically distinct parts. Nord-Jan has a round shape and is dominated by the 2,277 m (7,470 ft) high Beerenberg volcano with its large ice cap (114.2 km2 or 44 sq mi), which can be divided into twenty individual outlet glaciers. The largest of those is Sørbreen, with an area of 15 km2 (5.8 sq mi) and a length of 8.7 km (5.41 mi). South-Jan is narrow, comparatively flat and unglaciated. Its highest elevation is Rudolftoppen at 769 m (2,523 ft). The station and living quarters are located on South-Jan. The island lies at the northern end of the Jan Mayen Microcontinent. The microcontinent was originally part of the Greenland Plate, but now forms part of the Eurasian Plate.

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