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    Svalbard Geography - 2003
    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/svalbard/svalbard_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Northern Europe, islands between the Arctic Ocean, Barents Sea, Greenland Sea, and Norwegian Sea, north of Norway


      Geographic coordinates: 78 00 N, 20 00 E


      Map references: Arctic Region


      Area: total: 62,049 sq km
      note: includes Spitsbergen and Bjornoya (Bear Island)
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 62,049 sq km


      Area - comparative: slightly smaller than West Virginia


      Land boundaries: 0 km


      Coastline: 3,587 km


      Maritime claims: exclusive fishing zone: 200 NM unilaterally claimed by Norway but not recognized by Russia
      territorial sea: 4 NM


      Climate: 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


      Terrain: wild, rugged mountains; much of high land ice covered; west coast clear of ice about one-half of the year; fjords along west and north coasts


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Arctic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Newtontoppen 1,717 m


      Natural resources: coal, copper, iron ore, phosphate, zinc, wildlife, fish


      Land use: arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 100% (no trees, and the only bushes are crowberry and cloudberry) (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: NA sq km


      Natural hazards: 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


      Environment - current issues: NA


      Geography - note: northernmost part of the Kingdom of Norway; consists of nine main islands; glaciers and snowfields cover 60% of the total area


      NOTE: The information regarding Svalbard on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Svalbard Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.



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