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Svalbard and Jan Mayen Country Guide

Explore Svalbard and Jan Mayen in Europe

Svalbard and Jan Mayen with the capital city Longyearbyen is located in Europe. It covers some 62,050 square kilometres with 2,265 citizens.

Interactive map of Svalbard and Jan Mayen

The average density of population is approximately 0 per km².

To reach someone in Svalbard and Jan Mayen dial +47 prior to a number. The cellular networks commonly support frequencies of 900, 1800 Mhz. Websites registered in this country end with the top level domain ".sj". If you want to bring electric equipment on your trip (e.g. laptop power supply), note the local power outlet of 230V - 50Hz.

About the flag and history of Svalbard and Jan Mayen

The flag of Norway is used.

First discovered by the Norwegians in the 12th century, the islands served as an international whaling base during the 17th and 18th centuries. Norway's sovereignty was recognized in 1920; five years later it officially took over the territory.

National administrative regions of Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Geography Quick-Facts

Summary Continent: Europe
Capital: Longyearbyen
Size 62,049 square kilometers (km² or sqkm) or 23,957 square miles (mi² or sqmi)
Population 2,265
Currency Name: Krone, Currency Code: NOK
Country Top Level Domain (cTLD) .sj
Telephone Country Prefix +47
Mobile Phone Connections 0
Landline Phone Connections 0

Country Position in World Rankings

Information about single country attributes and how these compare against the rest of the world. The information below is compiled with data from 2013. As such, it may differ a bit to the Information above in the text (which is from 2010).


Value name Value World Rank
Area 62,045 (sq km) 125

People and Society

Value name Value World Rank
Population 1,921 233
Population growth rate -0.03 (%) 199
Birth rate -9.00 (births/1,000 population) 229
Death rate -9.00 (deaths/1,000 population) 230
Net migration rate -999.00 (migrant(s)/1,000 population) 227


Value name Value World Rank
Labor force 1,234 229


Value name Value World Rank
Airports 4 189

Data based on CIA facts book 2010 & 2013, wikipedia, national statistical offices and their census releases

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