Where is Svalbard located?

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Svalbard Weather

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Svalbard Facts

What is the capital of Svalbard?

Capital Longyearbyen
Government Type NA
Currency NOK
Total Area 23,956 Square Miles
62,045 Square Kilometers
Location Northern Europe, islands between the Arctic Ocean, Barents Sea, Greenland Sea, and Norwegian Sea, north of Norway
Language Norwegian, Russian
GDP - per capita (PPP) $0.00 (USD)

Svalbard Demographics

What is the population of Svalbard?

Ethnic Groups Norwegian 55.4%, Russian and Ukrainian 44.3%, other 0.3%
Population 2,926
Population Growth Rate -0.03%
Predominant Language Norwegian, Russian

Svalbard Government

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Svalbard Geography

What environmental issues does Svalbard have?

  • Climate: arctic, tempered by warm North Atlantic Current; cool summers, cold winters; North Atlantic Current flows along west and north coasts... More
  • Environment - Current Issues: NA More
  • Terrain: wild, rugged mountains; much of high land ice covered; west coast clear of ice about one-half of the year; fjords... More

Svalbard Economy

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Svalbard News & Current Events

What current events are happening in Svalbard?
Source: Google News

Interesting Svalbard Facts

What unique things can you discover about Svalbard?

  • Captain Pool describes from his Svalbard Expedition in 1612 that whales were so plentiful around the vessels that they virtually had to plow through them. This was all over by the end of the 18th century, when the stock of bowhead whale east and west of Greenland suffered a complete collapse. Years of intensive hunting had almost led this species to extinction.
  • Svalbard has an area of about 61,000 square kilometers, more than half of which is covered by snow and ice.
  • Vikings and Russians may have discovered Svalbard as early as the 12th century.
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