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Bouvet Island is an uninhabited island in the South Atlantic Ocean, about 2,500 kilometers south of Cape Town, South Africa. It is one of the Norwegian Arctic dependencies and is also part of the Kingdom of Norway.

Bouvet Island was discovered in 1825 by the French captain Jules Dumont d’Urville and was named after the French statesman Jean-Baptiste Bouvet de Lozier, who explored the area in 1739.

The island is one of the most isolated land masses in the world and is covered in ice and snow. There is no permanent population on the island, but there is a Norwegian research station on the island.

Bouvet Island is an important bird sanctuary and is home to a variety of seabirds, including penguins, albatrosses, and seagulls.

The flag of Bouvet Island is the same as the flag of Norway. This is because the island is a part of the Kingdom of Norway. The flag is red with a white circle in the center. The circle has a red eagle in the center.

History of Bouvet Island Flag

The upright portion of the cross is similar in pattern to the flag of Denmark. The three colors-red, white, and blue-symbolize freedom. The Scandinavian cross in the center of the flag is a symbol of Christianity.

Official Name: Bouvet Island
Proportion: 16:22
Adopted on: February 27, 1930
Designed by: Fredrik Meltzer
Location: South Atlantic Ocean
Area: 19 square miles
Population: Uninhabited