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Svalbard Norwegian pronunciation lb prior to 1925 known by its Dutch name Spitsbergen is a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean situated north of mainland Europe it is about midway between continental Norway in the North Pole the islands of the group range from 74 degrees to 81 degrees north latitude and from 10 degrees to 35 degrees east longitude the largest island of Spitsbergen followed by Nord Island a and ed joini administratively the archipelago is not part of any Norwegian County but forms an unincorporated area administered by a governor appointed by the Norwegian government since 2023 Svalbard main settlement longer buin has had an elected local government somewhat similar to mainland municipalities other settlements include the Russian mining community of Barentsburg the research station of NY Allison and the mining outpost of sveagruva NY Allison does the northernmost settlement in the world with a permanent civilian population other settlements are farther north but are populated only by rotating groups of researchers the islands were first taken into use as a whaling base in the 17th and 18th centuries after which they were abandoned coal mining started at the beginning of the 20th century and several permanent communities were established the Svalbard Treaty of 1920 recognizes Norwegian sovereignty in the 1925 Svalbard Act made Svalbard a full part of the kingdom of Norway they also established Svalbard as a free economic zone and a demilitarized zone the Norwegians store norske and the Russian Arctic kugel remained the only mining companies in place research and tourism have become important supplementary industries with the University Centre in Svalbard uniess and the Svalbard global Seed Vault playing critical roles no roads connect the settlements instead snowmobiles aircraft and boats serve inter-community transport Val bard Airport Longyear serves as the main gateway...