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    Svalbard Government - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/svalbard/svalbard_government.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: none
      conventional short form: Svalbard (sometimes referred to as Spitzbergen)

      Dependency status:
      territory of Norway; administered by the Polar Department of the Ministry of Justice, through a governor (sysselmann) residing in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen; by treaty (9 February 1920) sovereignty was awarded to Norway

      Government type:
      NA

      Capital:
      Longyearbyen

      Independence:
      none (territory of Norway)

      Legal system:
      NA

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: King HARALD V of Norway (since 17 January 1991)
      head of government: Governor Odd Olsen INGERO (since 8 June 2001) and Assistant Governor Rune Baard HANSEN (since NA)
      elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; governor and assistant governor responsible to the Polar Department of the Ministry of Justice

      International organization participation:
      none

      Flag description:
      the flag of Norway is used


      NOTE: The information regarding Svalbard on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Svalbard Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Svalbard Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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