The Human Truth Foundation


By Vexen Crabtree 2013

StatusProto Dependency
Land Area
LocationEurope, Scandinavia
GroupingsSmall Islands
ISO3166-1 CodesSJ, SJM, 7441
Internet Domain.sj2
CurrencyKrone (NOK)3

1. Overview


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 possession) 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.