Svalbard Dependency status

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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

Definition: This entry describes the formal relationship between a particular nonindependent entity and an independent state.

Source: CIA World Factbook - This page was last updated on July 9, 2017

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