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Location Arctic Ocean
Coordinates 78°45′N 16°00′E / 78.750°N 16.000°E / 78.750; 16.000Coordinates: 78°45′N 16°00′E / 78.750°N 16.000°E / 78.750; 16.000
Airchipelagae Svalbard
Aurie 39,044 km2 (15,075 sq mi)
Aurie rank 36th
Heichest elevation 1,717 m (5,633 ft)
Heichest point Newtontoppen
Lairgest settlement Longyearbyen
Population 2,642 (2012)

Spitsbergen (umwhile kent as Wast Spitsbergen; Norse: Vest Spitsbergen or Vestspitsbergen)[1][2][3] is the lairgest an anly permanently populatit island o the Svalbard airchipelago in northren Norawa.

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  1. “Of this Spitsbergen archipelago, the main island (the biggest) had the Norwegian name ‘Vest Spitsbergen’ (‘West Spitsbergen’ in English).” Umbreit, Spitsbergen (2009), p. ix.
  2. ”Spitsbergen… an Arctic archipelago… comprising the five large islands of West Spitsbergen…”. Hugh Chisholm (ed.), Encyclopædia Britannica (1911), p. 708
  3. ”… the Archipelago of Spitsbergen, comprising, with Bear Island… all the islands situated between 10deg. and 35deg. longitude East of Greenwich and between 74deg. and 81 deg. latitude North, especially West Spitsbergen…” Treaty concerning the Archipelago of Spitsbergen (1920), p. 1.