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Svalbard

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Svalbard or Spitsbergen is an archipelago and territory of the Kingdom of Norway in the Barents Sea. Its capital, Longyearbyen, is the world's northernmost city. The population of Svalbard includes a significant Russian community which has for decades worked coal mines in the islands by agreement between the former Soviet Union and Norway.[1] Other economic activities include 'ice tourism'.[2] Whaling was formerly an important economic activity.[3] It is the location of the northern-most church in the world.[4]

References

  1. http://www.svalbard.com/infosvalbard.html
  2. http://berglund.univ-tln.fr/tourism.html
  3. http://www.erica.demon.co.uk/EH/EH707.html
  4. http://www.svalbardkirke.no/