What is the capital of Svalbard?
|Country Name||Svalbard (sometimes referred to as Spitsbergen, the largest island in the archipelago)|
|Full Country Name||none|
|Etymology- history of name||12th century Norse accounts speak of the discovery of a "Svalbard" - literally "cold shores" - but they may have referred to Jan Mayen island or eastern Greenland; the archipelago was traditionally known as Spitsbergen, but Norway renamed it Svalbard in the 1920s when it assumed sovereignty of the islands|
|Capital - geographic coordinate||78 13 N, 15 38 E|
|Capital Time Difference||UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)|
|Daylight Savings Time||+1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October|
|Independence||none (territory of Norway)|
|Dependency Status||territory of Norway; administered by the Polar Department of the Ministry of Justice, through a governor (sysselmann) residing in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen; by treaty (9 February 1920) sovereignty was awarded to Norway|
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