United States compared to Svalbard

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If you moved to Svalbard from United States, you would..


see 82% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Svalbard Svalbard (3,587 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Svalbard, that number is 3,587 km.
Category: United States vs. Svalbard - Coastline

The statistics on this page are calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2017 data).


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A brief history of Svalbard

Svalbard is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,045 sq km. 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.

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