Svalbard

Svalbard

[svahl-bahr]
noun
Norwegian name of Spitsbergen.
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Svalbard (Norwegian ˈsvaːlbar)
 
n
Also called: Spitsbergen a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, about 650 km (400 miles) north of Norway: consists of the main group (Spitsbergen, North East Land, Edge Island, Barents Island, and Prince Charles Foreland) and a number of outlying islands; sovereignty long disputed but granted to Norway in 1920; coal mining. Administrative centre: Longyearbyen. Area: 62 050 sq km (23 958 sq miles)

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