The Human Truth Foundation

Svalbard

By Vexen Crabtree 2013


Comments:
FB, LJ

Svalbard
StatusProto Dependency
SovereigntyNorway
CapitalLongyearbyen
Land Area
LocationEurope, Scandinavia
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population
GNI
ISO3166-1 CodesSJ, SJM, 7441
Internet Domain.sj2
CurrencyKrone (NOK)3
Telephone+474

1. Overview

#norway

First discovered by the Norwegians in the 12th century, the islands served as an international whaling base during the 17th and 18th centuries. Norway's sovereignty was recognized in 1920; five years later it officially took over the territory.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)5

As a territory of Norway I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

There isn't much information in the database for Svalbard, most likely because it is either a part of another country (i.e., a territory or posession) and therefore most international statistics are counted for the country as a whole, or, this is such an exotic place that little data exists about it.