Comparing United States to Svalbard

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United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Svalbard  SVALBARD (3,587km of coastline)

United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Svalbard has a total of 3,587 km.
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At a Glance: Svalbard

  • Land Area: ~62 thousand sq km (United States is ~158 times bigger than Svalbard)
  • Population: ~2 thousand people (319 million more people live in United States)

How big is Svalbard compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Svalbard (62,045 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).

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.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).