From its panoramic tundras to its crazy season, Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago which lies on the northernmost part of the Earth, in between Norway and the North Pole.
Longyearbyen is the archipelago’s capital town. The name Longyearbyen has nothing to do with its season but was actually named after the town’s founder, John Munroe Longyear, an american businessman who arrived in Spisbergen in early 1900s as a tourist, but at the same time, to look for economical possibilities. He is the main figure behind the Arctic Coal Company. Longyearbyen, in English, is The Longyear City.
Here are facts about this tiny town:
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