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About Svalbard in detail
Where is Svalbard?
Svalbard, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 78 13 N 15 38 E otherwise in Arctic Region, in Northern Europe, islands between the Arctic Ocean, Barents Sea, Greenland Sea, and Norwegian Sea, north of Norway.
What is the capital city of Svalbard?
The capital city of Svalbard is: Longyearbyen.
What is the time in Longyearbyen?
It is 6 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Longyearbyen is: UTC+1.
What is the Internet code for Svalbard?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Svalbard is: .sj
What is the size of Svalbard?
The territory of Svalbard is total: 62,045 sq km; land: 62,045 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Svalbard is slightly smaller than West Virginia.
If we would like to walk around and discover Svalbard, we can do that by covering the distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Svalbard?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Svalbard is covered by water (see below), and this includes 3,587 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Svalbard?
The climate of Svalbard is arctic, tempered by warm North Atlantic Current: cool summers, cold winters: North Atlantic Current flows along west and north coasts of Spitsbergen, keeping water open and navigable most of the year.
Geographical data of Svalbard
The elevation of Svalbard; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Arctic Ocean 0 m, highest point: Newtontoppen 1,717 m.
The typical geographical details of Svalbard include rugged mountains; much of the upland areas are ice covered; west coast clear of ice about half the year; fjords along west and north coasts.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Svalbard is northernmost part of the Kingdom of Norway; consists of nine main islands; glaciers and snowfields cover 60% of the total area; Spitsbergen Island is the site of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a seed repository established by the Global Crop Diversity Trust and the Norwegian Government.
Resources and land use of Svalbard
The country’s main mined products are coal, iron ore, copper, zinc, phosphate, wildlife, fish. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 0%; arable land 0%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 0%; forest: 0%; other: 100% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Svalbard
The number of inhabitants of Svalbard is 1,872 (July 2014 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that the small population is primarily concentrated on the island of Spitsbergen in a handful of settlements on the south side of the Isfjorden, with Longyearbyen being the largest.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: N/A.
Most of the population in Svalbard is concentrated in N/A.
Ethnicity in Svalbard
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Norwegian 55.4%, Russian and Ukrainian 44.3%, other 0.3% (1998).
Spoken languages in Svalbard
The spoken languages in Svalbard are the following: Norwegian, Russian.
What are the most important religions in Svalbard?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: N/A.
Further population data of Svalbard
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows N/A. It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Svalbard is -0.03% (2014 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Svalbard the birth rate is N/A, the death rate N/A.
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Svalbard the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Svalbard, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Svalbard are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is N/A.
Economic data of Svalbard
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Tourism and international research are Svalbard's major revenue sources. Coal mining has historically been the dominant economic activity, and a treaty of 9 February 1920 gave the 41 signatories equal rights to exploit mineral deposits, subject to NorwegiThe settlements on Svalbard were established as company towns, and at their height in the 1950s, the Norwegian state-owned coal company supported around 1,000 jobs. Today, around 300 people work in the mining industry.Goods such as alcohol, tobacco, and vehicles, normally highly taxed on mainland Norway, are considerably cheaper in Svalbard in an effort by the Norwegian government to entice more people to live on the Arctic archipelago. By law, Norway collects only eno.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Svalbard is N/A.
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Svalbard is NA%.
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Svalbard this is N/A.
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Svalbard produces?
The main agricultural products of Svalbard are N/A.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are N/A. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on N/A.
Drinking water source in Svalbard
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water N/A.
Average number of childbirth in Svalbard
In Svalbard the average number of childbirth is N/A.
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Svalbard
The average age of the population is N/A. The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Svalbard it is N/A.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Svalbard is N/A. It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: see Norway.
Is Svalbard a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Svalbard
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Svalbard density of the hospital beds is N/A.
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Svalbard the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Svalbard the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Svalbard is N/A.
What are the natural hazards Svalbard? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Svalbard are ice floes often block the entrance to Bellsund (a transit point for coal export) on the west coast and occasionally make parts of the northeastern coast inaccessible to maritime traffic.
More interesting facts about Svalbard
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; The archipelago may have been first discovered by Norse explorers in the 12th century; the islands served as an international whaling base during the 17th and 18th centuries. Norway's sovereignty was internationally recognized by treaty in 1920, and five years later it officially took over the territory. In the 20th century coal mining started and today a Norwegian and a Russian company are still functioning. Travel between the settlements is accomplished with snowmobiles, aircraft, and boats..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Svalbard: none (territory of Norway).
The flag and other symbols of Svalbard
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, the flag of Norway is used.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Svalbard: N/A.
Constitution of Svalbard
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Svalbard?
Most of the times, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Svalbard is the laws of Norway where applicable apply; only the laws of Norway made explicitly applicable to Svalbard have effect there; the Svalbard Act and the Svalbard Environmental Protection Act, and certain regulations, apply only to Svalbard; the Spitsbergen Treaty and the Svalbard Treaty grants certain rights to citizens and corporations of signatory nations.
It was Aristotle, who founded Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Svalbard, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Longyearbyen Community Council (15 seats; members elected by direct vote to serve four-year-terms)elections: last held on 6 October 2015 (next to be held October 2019)election results: seats by party - Conservatives 5, Green Party 2, Labor Party 5, Liberals 3note: the Council's main responsibilities are infrastructure and utilities, including power, land-use and community planning, education, and child welfare; however, healthcare services are provided by the state.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Svalbard
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Svalbard the labor force is 1,590 (2013). Please bear in mind that the population in Svalbard is total: N/A, male: N/A, female: N/A - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Svalbard is N/A.
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Svalbard, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: N/A.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Svalbard the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Svalbard the people living under the poverty line is N/A.
About the budget and central governments debt of Svalbard
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Svalbard is; revenues: $ N/A, expenditures: $NA. Taxes and other revenues are NA% of GDP.
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Svalbard is N/A.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Svalbard
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: N/A and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: N/A.
Export/import partners and data of Svalbard
Svalbard, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Svalbard is: $ N/A. The total revenue of these activities: N/A.
The most important export partners of Svalbard are the N/A.
The most important imported products are: N/A, and the countries from where the import is coming: N/A.
Renewable energies used in Svalbard
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Svalbard, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is N/A.
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the N/A.
Telecommunication data of Svalbard, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Svalbard; adequatedomestic: local telephone serviceinternational: country code - 47-790; satellite earth station - 1 of unknown type (for communication with Norwegian mainland only) (2005).
Transport infrastructure in Svalbard
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Svalbard: 4 (2013), and the number of heliports: 1 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Svalbard: N/A.
The total length of the waterways in Svalbard: N/A.
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Facts & data about Svalbard
Name of the country: conventional long form: none, conventional short form: Svalbard (sometimes referred to as Spitsbergen, the largest island in the archipelago), etymology: 12th century Norse accounts speak of the discovery of a "Svalbard" - literally "cold shores" - but they may have referred to Jan Mayen island or eastern Greenland; the archipelago was traditionally known as Spitsbergen, but Norway renamed it Svalbard in the 1920s when it assumed sovereignty of the islands.
|Abbrevation: Svalbard||Geographic coordinates:
78 00 N, 20 00 E
|Country location: Arctic Region|
|Capital of Svalbard: Longyearbyen||GPS of the Capital:
78 13 N 15 38 E
|Position: Northern Europe, islands between the Arctic Ocean, Barents Sea, Greenland Sea, and Norwegian Sea, north of Norway|
|Land area: total: 62,045 sq km; land: 62,045 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: rugged mountains; much of the upland areas are ice covered; west coast clear of ice about half the year; fjords along west and north coasts
||Area comparative: slightly smaller than West Virginia|
|Population: 1,872 (July 2014 estimate)||Population grow rate: -0.03% (2014 estimate)||Sex ratio: N/A|
|Exports: $ N/A||Imports: $NA||Import partners: N/A|
|Urbanization: N/A||Major urban area(s): N/A||Median age: N/A
|Internet users: N/A||Telephones (fixed lines): N/A||Telephones (mobile, cellular): N/A|
|Unemployment rate: N/A||Nationality: N/A||National holidays: N/A|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: N/A. Male: N/A, female: N/A||Total fertility rate: N/A||Birthrate: N/A|
|Literacy: N/A||Legal system: the laws of Norway where applicable apply; only the laws of Norway made explicitly applicable to Svalbard have effect there; the Svalbard Act and the Svalbard Environmental Protection Act, and certain regulations, apply only to Svalbard; the Spitsbergen Treaty and the Svalbard Treaty grants certain rights to citizens and corporations of signatory nations||Suffrage: N/A|
|Industries: N/A||Industrial production growth rate: N/A||GDP real growth rate: NA%|
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