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A sign warning of polar bears on a road in Svalbard
A sign warning of polar bears on a road in Svalbard
Location of Svalbard in relation to Norway
Location of Svalbard (dark green)

– in Europe (green & dark grey)
– in Norway (green)

Sovereign state Norway
Svalbard Treaty9 February 1920
Svalbard Act17 July 1925
Administrative centre
and largest town
Longyearbyen
78°13′N15°39′E / 78.22°N 15.65°E / 78.22; 15.65Coordinates: 78°13′N15°39′E / 78.22°N 15.65°E / 78.22; 15.65
Ethnic groups
(2019)
56.9% Norwegian
43.1% other[a][1]
GovernmentDevolvedlocally administeredunincorporated area within a constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Harald V
Kjerstin Askholt
Area
• Total
61,022 km2 (23,561 sq mi) (not ranked)
Highest elevation
1,717 m (5,633 ft)
Population
• 2020 estimate
2,939[2]
• Density
0.044/km2 (0.1/sq mi) (248th)
CurrencyNorwegian krone (NOK)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)
UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Date formatdd.mm.yyyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+47
Postal code
917x
ISO 3166 code
Internet TLD

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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