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The Svalbard Islands are located between between 74° - 81° N and 10° - 35° E.
They constitute 63 000, and offer untouched, arctic wilderness with vast mountain areas and magnificent glaciers.
Close to 65% of the surface of Svalbard consists of protected areas, including 3 nature reserves, 6 national parks, 15 bird sanctuaries and 1 geotopical protected area.
The largest islands are Spitsbergen, Nordaustlandet, Barentsøya, Edgeøya and Prins Karls Forland.
Svalbard is under Norwegian sovereignty. Besides the Norwegians, the islands also have a Russian settlement, Barentsburg.

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