Flag of Jan Mayen

Jan Mayen Government Profile 2016

Home > Factbook > Countries > Jan Mayen

Country nameconventional long form: none
conventional short form: Jan Mayen
etymology: named after Dutch Captain Jan Jacobszoon MAY, one of the first explorers to reach the island in 1614
Dependency statusterritory of Norway; since August 1994, administered from Oslo through the county governor (fylkesmann) of Nordland; however, authority has been delegated to a station commander of the Norwegian Defense Communication Service; in 2010 Norway designated the majority of Jan Mayen as a nature reserve
Legal systemthe laws of Norway, where applicable, apply
Flag descriptionthe flag of Norway is used

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on October 8, 2016