Olonkinbyen

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Olonkinbyen, the main station on the Jan Mayen island

Olonkinbyen or Olonkin City (Norwegian: Olonkinbyen) is a settlement on the Norwegian island of Jan Mayen, named after explorer Gennady Olonkin.

Olonkinbyen houses the staff that operates the weather station and the radio station. Currently there are 18 members stationed in Olonkinbyen who make up the entirety of the island's population, therefore making it the de facto capital of Jan Mayen, though there is no legally defined capital. The settlement generates its own electrical power via three generators.[1]

Climate data for Olonkinbyen
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −5
(23)
−5
(23)
−5
(23)
−3
(27)
0
(32)
3
(37)
5
(41)
5
(41)
3
(37)
1
(34)
−2
(28)
−4
(25)
−0.6
(30.9)
Average low °C (°F) −10
(14)
−11
(12)
−11
(12)
−9
(16)
−5
(23)
−2
(28)
0
(32)
1
(34)
−1
(30)
−4
(25)
−7
(19)
−9
(16)
−5.7
(21.8)
Precipitation cm (inches) 8
(3)
5
(2)
8
(3)
5
(2)
5
(2)
5
(2)
5
(2)
8
(3)
8
(3)
10
(4)
8
(3)
8
(3)
83
(32)
Source: [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Images and Information on Olonkin City
  2. ^ World Climate Guide

Coordinates: 70°55′19″N 8°42′54″W / 70.922°N 8.715°W / 70.922; -8.715