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Outline of Svalbard

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Outline of Svalbard

The location of Svalbard
An enlargeable map of Svalbard

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Svalbard:

Svalbardincorporated territory of the Kingdom of Norway comprising the Svalbard Archipelago in the Arctic Ocean about midway between mainland Norway and the North Pole.[1] The archipelago extends from 74° to 81° North, and from 10° to 35° East. The archipelago is the northernmost part of Norway. Three islands are populated: Spitsbergen, Bear Island and Hopen. The capital and largest settlement is Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen. The Spitsbergen Treaty recognises Norwegian sovereignty over Svalbard and the 1925 Svalbard Act makes Svalbard a full part of the Norwegian Kingdom.


  • General reference 1
  • Geography of Svalbard 2
    • Environment of Svalbard 2.1
    • Demography of Svalbard 2.2
  • Government and politics of Svalbard 3
    • Branches of the government of Svalbard 3.1
      • Government of Svalbard 3.1.1
      • Judicial branch of the government of Svalbard 3.1.2
    • Foreign relations of Svalbard 3.2
      • International organization membership 3.2.1
    • Law and order in Svalbard 3.3
    • Military of Svalbard 3.4
    • Local government in Svalbard 3.5
  • History of Svalbard 4
  • Culture of Svalbard 5
  • Economy and infrastructure of Svalbard 6
  • Education in Svalbard 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

General reference

An enlargeable basic map of Svalbard

Geography of Svalbard

An enlargeable topographic map of Svalbard

Environment of Svalbard

An enlargeable satellite image of Svalbard

Demography of Svalbard

Government and politics of Svalbard

Main article: Government of Svalbard and Politics of Svalbard

Branches of the government of Svalbard

Government of Svalbard

Judicial branch of the government of Svalbard

Foreign relations of Svalbard

International organization membership

  • none [1]

Law and order in Svalbard

Military of Svalbard

Svalbard is a designated demilitarized zone.

Local government in Svalbard

History of Svalbard

Main article: Current events of Svalbard

Culture of Svalbard

(redirect here)

Economy and infrastructure of Svalbard

Education in Svalbard

See also


  1. ^ a b

External links

  • Governor of Svalbard (Sysselmannen) – Official site
  • Norwegian Polar Institute: Svalbard.
  • Norwegian Polar Institute Place Names of Svalbard Database (searchable database with name origins and map)
  • Norwegian Ministry of Justice and the Police: Report to the Storting (1999–2000) on Svalbard – extensive report on political, administrative, economical and scientific matters relating to Svalbard
  • Svalbard Science Forum SSF - Information for and about research in Svalbard
  • Polar Marine Geosurvey: [1]
  • A Geographical-Historical Outline of Svalbard
  • Outline of the Physical Geography and Geology of Svalbard by Ólafur Ingólfsson
  • Outline of Svalbard travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • Svalbard on the CIA World Factbook
  • The Svalbard Pages
  • Photos from Svalbard
  • [2]) List of glaciers with areas]
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