Longyearbyen, Norway

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"Longyearbyen," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Longyearbyen (lit. Longyear Town) is the largest settlement and the administrative center of Svalbard, Norway. As of 2013, the town had a population of 2,075. Longyearbyen is located in the Longyear Valley and on the shore of Adventfjorden, a bay of Isfjorden located on the west coast of Spitsbergen. Since 2002, Longyearbyen Community Council has had many of the same responsibilities of a municipality, including utilities, education, cultural facilities, fire department, roads and ports. The town is the seat of the Governor of Svalbard. It is the world's northernmost settlement of any kind with greater than 1,000 permanent residents.
Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
 
07/19/2015