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  Svalbard
Svalbard is a group of islands in the Arctic Ocean; ranging from 74° to 81° North, and 10° to 34° East, it is the northermost part of Norway.
The population is approximately 2,400, and Svalbard is administered by an appointed governor, sysselmannen, whose office is in the town of Longyearbyen[?].
Svalbard may have been discovered as early as the 12th century, but the first indisputable discovery of Svalbard was by the Dutchman Willem Barents in 1596.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/sv/Svalbard___History.html   (238 words)

  
 Svalbard - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Svalbard consists of a group of islands in the Arctic Ocean; ranging from 74° to 81° North, and 10° to 34° East, it forms the northernmost part of Norway and the northernmost lands of Europe.
Svalbard also serves as the breeding ground of the barnacle goose and a variety of other birds; best seen from cruise ships.
The official language of Svalbard is Norwegian, although Russian is used in the Russian settlements.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Svalbard   (814 words)

  
 All articles - Dic.blogopt.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
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 Cyprus - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
All the other major cities are situated on the coast: Paphos to the south-west, Limassol to the south, Larnaca to the south-east, Famagusta to the east and Kyrenia to the north.
Greek and Phœnician settlements belong to the Iron Age, and the development of towns, copper mining and seafaring trade can be traced to the Bronze Age.
The continued difficulties in finding a settlement presented a potential obstacle to Cypriot entry to the European Union, for which the government had applied in 1997.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/c/y/p/Cyprus.html   (3703 words)

  
 The Svalbard FAQ
Norwegian is the normally spoken language in the norwegian settlements, and russian in the russian settlements.
Svalbard is ruled by the Sysselmannen (the Governor of Svalbard), which also have some norwegian police officers employed.
Wildlife in Svalbard are arctic fox, different kinds of seals, beluga, minke whale, mouse, polar bears, walrus, reindeer, ptarmigan, arctic owl, and a great number of different birds in summertime.
www.svalbard.com /SvalbardFAQ.html   (2090 words)

  
 Norway Encyclopedia Article @ Distrusts.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The arctic island territories of Svalbard and Jan Mayen are under Norwegian sovereignty under the Svalbard Treaty, but are not part of mainland Norway, although they are part of the Kingdom.
However, no settlements have lasted more than a few years, and with the exception of the meteorological station personnel, the island is now uninhabited.
The Norwegians established settlements in Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and parts of the British Islands, and attempted to settle at L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland, Canada (it is the Vinland of The Saga of Eric the Red).
www.distrusts.com /encyclopedia/Norway   (3667 words)

  
 Svalbard travel guide - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Svalbard [1] (Russian: Grumant) also known as Spitsbergen, is a group of islands between the Arctic Ocean, Barents Sea, Greenland Sea, and the Norwegian Sea.
Svalbard is the northernmost tip of Europe and its settlements are the northernmost permanently inhabited spots on the planet.
Svalbard is a popular staging point (at least in relative terms) for launching expeditions to the North Pole.
www.io.com /~xiombarg/cgi-bin/nph-colorblind.cgi/000100A/http/wikitravel.org/en/Svalbard   (1895 words)

  
 Iceland Encyclopedia Article @ Distrusts.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Erik the Red, or Eiríkur rauði, was exiled from Iceland for manslaughter in 980, and set sail to explore the lands to the west.
He established the first settlements in Greenland around this time, naming the land, according to legend, to attract settlers.
This is evident by literary evidence from the settlement period as well as from later scientific studies such as blood type and genetic analysis.
www.distrusts.com /encyclopedia/Iceland   (2682 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
All exchange rates listed were current at the time of printing and are subject to change; we recommend checking with your local bank before your trip to get the most up-to-date rates.
In Norway and Svalbard, the national unit of currency is the Kroner (NKr), which is divided into 100 Øre.
Much of Svalbard receives very little precipitation and is therefore described as “arctic desert.” The climate here is mild compared with other regions at the same latitude.
www.nathab.com /app/cda/nha_cda.php?command=Planning&adventureId=10000   (533 words)

  
 GEO Year Book 2003
Development pressure is also increasing, with the building of new roads, oil and gas infrastructure, holiday cabins, and new military training grounds, all contributing to the fragmentation of wilderness areas (Nellemann and Vistnes 2002, Nellemann and others 2002).
In the latest release of the United Nations List of Protected Areas a significant increase in the protected areas of key Arctic biomes was reported (Chape and others 2003).
In particular, the proportion of tundra listed as protected has increased from 8.4 per cent in 1997 to 11.8 per cent in 2003.
www.unep.org /geo/yearbook/yb2003/056.htm   (280 words)

  
 Isfjord (Svalbard) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Isfjord is the second longest fjord in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard.
A portion of Isfjord is included in the national parks of Norway as Nordre Isfjorden Land National Park.
Around the fjord lie many of the largest settlements in Svalbard: Barentsburg, Longyearbyen and Pyramiden.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Isfjord_(Svalbard)   (114 words)

  
 LavaCUBED \Regional\Europe\Svalbard_and_Jan_Mayen\Svalbard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
QEPRG: Svalbard - Photos of Svalbard's landscape, lakes, and flora, with links to reports on ecological and environmental research.
Svalbard - General Information - Information from the Norwegian Polar Institute about geology, biology, cultural relics and settlements.
Svalbard, the Arctic pearl - Tourist information for the arctic archipelago Svalbard and Spitsbergen.
www.lavacubed.com /new.cats.php?path=/Regional/Europe/Svalbard_and_Jan_Mayen/Svalbard   (344 words)

  
 INFO OF -Svalbard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Svalbard is an archipelago lying in the Arctic Ocean north of mainland Europe, about midway between Norway and the North Pole.
With the 1925 Svalbard Act, Norway chose to make Svalbard a part of the Kingdom, and it remains one of four List of special entities recognized by international treaty or agreement in the world today.
Svalbard consists of a group of island s in the Arctic Ocean ; ranging from 76° to 81° North, and 10° to 34° East, it forms the northernmost part of Norway and the northernmost lands of Europe.
www.cwap.org /en/Svalbard   (6680 words)

  
 Spitsbergen Tours—Polar Bear Tours & Wildlife of Spitsbergen—TravelWild Expeditions
With a mild climate due to the northernmost influence of the Gulf Stream, the summer snow line recedes to between 1,600 and 2,300 feet uncovering verdant patches of green and red mosses and delicate wildflowers.
These next eight days are dedicated to exploring the Svalbard Archipelago, especially around the environs of its biggest and most spectacular island—Spitsbergen.
We are very likely to experience up-close meetings with Svalbard reindeer grazing along mossy banks, walruses on land and amidst the ice floes, arctic foxes, bearded and ringed seals and, possibly, whales.
travelwild.com /Svalbard.asp   (807 words)

  
 Slovakia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For almost two centuries, it was ruled autonomously as the Principality of Nitra and the Nitrian Frontier Duchy.
Slovak settlements extended to the northern half of present-day Hungary, while the ethnic composition of present-day Slovakia itself became more diverse due to the arrival of the Carpathian Germans (from the 13th century), Vlachs (from the 14th century), and Hungarians (from the late Middle Ages).
In terms of economics and unemployment rate, the western regions are richer than eastern regions; the relative difference is not bigger however than in most EU countries having regional differences.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Slovakia   (2577 words)

  
 State of Environment in Norway: Search
The mountains in Svalbard are intensively frost-eroded and often have extensive scree slopes.
The population density in Svalbard is relatively high when compared to the alpine regions of Scandinavia.
Svalbard shall be one of the best managed wilderness areas in the world, and the settlements shall be soundly managed in order to protect the environment and promote human welfare.
www.environment.no /templates/autonomysearch.aspx?id=3232&extSok=true&searchText=Svalbard   (395 words)

  
 Which side of the road do they drive on?
Settlement continued to spread inland across the continent, remaining on the right-hand side of the road.
The original source of the list is unknown to me, but it has been updated over the years thanks to the contributions of many Internet users who have visited these countries and reported what they saw.
More exceptions are listed in the FAQ list of the Usenet newsgroup misc.transport.road at http://www.roadfan.com/mtrfaq.html#a121.
www.brianlucas.ca /roadside   (10655 words)

  
 Svalbard Svalbard and Jan Mayen Europe Regional
- The Governor is the highest representative of the Norwegian government on Svalbard.
Information about the region, environmental protection, traveling in Svalbard, maps, and laws and regulations concerning Svalbard.
Lists commercial companies, public services, tourist information, frequently asked questions and a picture gallery.
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Regional/Europe/Svalbard_and_Jan_Mayen/Svalbard   (212 words)

  
 Trip Offerings - All Things Arctic Travel Guide
The land is a bewitching combination of towering mountains in the west and fossil-rich polar desert in the east.
The remarkable islands of the Svalbard archipelago are part of Norway, lying far to the north of the Norwegian mainland and high above the Arctic Circle.
The remarkable islands of the archipelago known as Svalbard are part of Norway, lying far to the north of the Norwegian mainland and high above the Arctic Circle.
www.allthingsarctic.com /travel/trips/by-sea.aspx   (2597 words)

  
 Search the Internet - InternetDJ.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
QEPRG: Svalbard - - Photos of Svalbard's landscape, lakes, and flora, with links to reports on ecological and environmental research.
Svalbard - General Information - - Information from the Norwegian Polar Institute about geology, biology, cultural relics and settlements.
Svalbard, the Arctic pearl - - Tourist information for the arctic archipelago Svalbard and Spitsbergen.
www.internetdj.com /search/search.php?browse=/Regional/Europe/Svalbard_and_Jan_Mayen/Svalbard   (427 words)

  
 NZRDXL Countries List
This listing provides members of the DX organisations making up the South Pacific Association of Radio Clubs (SPARC) with a common basis for recognition of "radio countries".
The "SPARC RADIO COUNTRIES LIST" is largely based on criteria established by the American Radio Relay League, and developed by the New Zealand DX Radio Association in 1982.
Radio countries have always been a contentious issue in hobby circles and we particularly thank those clubs and long-time DXers who have set aside their previous club lists and personal preferences in the interest of finding common ground amongst the participating clubs.
www.radiodx.com /spdxr/SparcCountries.htm   (2895 words)

  
 Global seed bank set for Arctic - Environment - MSNBC.com
In announcing it would create a global seed bank on the Svalbard Islands, Norway did not say exactly where but the archipelago includes a few existing settlements like this one at Alesund.
The Arctic seed bank, to open next year on the Svalbard Islands, is intended to protect the genetic materials of critical world food crops from such threats as plant epidemics, climate change, war and natural disasters, a foreign ministry news release said.
The Svalbard Archipelago, some 300 miles north of the mainland, was selected because of its remote location, cold climate and permafrost.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/8344613   (536 words)

  
 ALIAS
Ny-Ålesund is one of the world’s northernmost human settlements.
It is situated on Kongsfjorden – the King’s fjord – on north-western Spitsbergen, which is the largest of the Svalbard islands.
Most bird species found in Svalbard are represented in the area with barnacle geese, eider duck, terns and kittiwakes nesting in large numbers.
siempre.arcus.org /4DACTION/wi_alias_fsDrawPage/1/106   (1265 words)

  
 POSEIDON Arctic Voyages. Franz-Josef Land. List of lectures
Greenland, Svalbard, Franz Josef Land, as a leader of geologist party.
The station was built to serve as radio station and later as ground station for satellite-based telecomunication between the other settlements in Spitsbergen and the mainland of Norway.
From the list of visited areas we can see that most of his voyages were taken to the Polar regions.
www.victory-cruises.com /pearls_lectures.html   (2801 words)

  
 Svalbard Packing Lists - Travel Guide - VirtualTourist.com
Nothing special needed for Svalbard, except of you are out on the snow in sunny condition: sunscreen and sunglasses.
If hiking independently outside the main settlement area, and staying overnight in the wilderness, you will need insurance guarantees and permission by the local authorities.
Always ask to the tour operator the reccomended gear list, as it always changes depending on the type of the tour and season.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Europe/Svalbard/Packing_Lists-Svalbard-R-1.html   (1072 words)

  
 Svalbard/Spitzbergen
The Arctic group of islands known as Svalbard, or Spitzbergen in English (Spitzbergen being the name of the largest island) was no-man's land but became Norwegian in the early 1920's through the Svalbard treaty.
A number of companies have had their small settlements and have issued notes (IOUs) for use in these settlements.
On the island of Bjørnøya (Bear Island) -also a part of the Svalbard territory - there also has been issued notes, but I have no info on these notes - other than that they are scarce.
www.janeriks.no /Banknotes/svalbard.htm   (318 words)

  
 Five Stars of Scandinavia, Winter vacations -- SPITSBERGEN HUSKY SAFARI
Large parts of Svalbard are national parks and nature preserves outside the few human settlements.
There are no roads connecting the settlements, making Svalbard one of the few remaining areas of unspoiled wilderness.
Up to the 1960`s the dogs provided the only means of travel during wintertime at Svalbard.
www.5stars-of-scandinavia.com /winter/?id=spitsbergen_husky.html   (515 words)

  
 Telenor Group and Nokia Bring VDSL Powered Broadband to the Land of Arctic Adventure - Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Sixty percent of the area is covered by glacier, and the inhabitants experience the extremes of long polar nights and summer-long midnight sun.
"Svalbard has the potential to be on the forefront for early adoption of new technology.
Telenor is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and NASDAQ in New York.
www.forbes.com /prnewswire/feeds/prnewswire/2005/05/26/prnewswire200505260332PR_NEWS_B_GBL_HS_UKTH004.html   (828 words)

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