Longyearbyen


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Longyearbyen

(ˈlɒŋjɪəˌbjɛn)
n
(Placename) a village on Spitsbergen island, administrative centre of the Svalbard archipelago: coal-mining
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In "Cold", Redniss takes the reader to the Global Seed Vault near the Longyearbyen settlement on Spitsbergen Island.
Contract award: 1111901 The Research Park and Longyearbyen Development plan 2040 H001 Consultancy assignment.
LONGYEARBYEN, Norway -- Sky-gazers looked up in awe Friday as the moon blocked the sun in a total solar eclipse that momentarily darkened a slice of northern Europe.
The bear was shot dead, and the man, part of a group of six people who were on a snowscooter and skiing tour and staying in tents, was flown by helicopter to hospital in Longyearbyen, the main settlement on Svalbard, a police spokesman said.
Darren Carr and David Flynn visited Longyearbyen, Svalbard, on behalf of the 23 Foundation, after a request from the LFC Norwegian Supporters Club.
Just over 2000 people live in the town of Longyearbyen, the biggest community on Svalbard, where the sun never sets the sun never sets from April to late from April to late August.
But even that is overkill: Nobody has been locked up in the capital, Longyearbyen, since the summer of 2013.
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure seedbank on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen near Longyearbyen in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago, about 1,300 kilometres from the North Pole.
The Summer Dog Sledding on Wheels fly-by tour in Longyearbyen, Norway offers guests the chance to be pulled through the Arctic Tundra by a pack of huskies.
Among other ports of call in Spitsbergen are Longyearbyen and Ny-Alesund, along with the Norwegian ports of Stavanger, the Lofoten Islands, Tromso, Geiranger and Bergen.
Lying just 819 miles from the North Pole, Longyearbyen - the capital of Spitsbergen which is part of Norwegian archipelago Svalbard - is one of the northernmost settlements in the world.