National Symbols of Svalbard

Svalbard is a country in Europe. It shares borders with the following countries: Norway, . The capital of Svalbard is Longyearbyen.

The official language is Norwegian and the Norwegian krone is the currency of the Svalbard. The domain is and the country code is .

National day is celebrated on 13 Nov 2022. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Svalbard is no exception.

In Svalbard, Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Norwegian people. Akevitt is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Svalbard. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Not Declared represent a national Norwegian symbol.

The country was founded by Harald Fairhair. The current president of Svalbard is Harald V (King) and Lars Fause (Governor) is the Prime Minister.

In Svalbard the power plugs and sockets are of type C, F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Norwegian national anthem was written by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson and composed by Rikard Nordraak.

Country information

Official name(s) Svalbard
Alternative name(s) Spitsbergen
Regional location Northern Europe, islands between the Arctic Ocean, Barents Sea, Greenland Sea, and Norwegian Sea, north of Norway
Country name etymology The name Svalbard is composed of the well-attested Old Norse words svalr ('cold') and barð ('edge', 'ridge', 'turf', 'beard').
Climate Arctic, tempered by warm North Atlantic Current; cool summers, cold winters; North Atlantic Current flows along west and north coasts of Spitsbergen, keeping water open and navigable most of the year
Terrain Wild, rugged mountains; much of high land ice covered; west coast clear of ice about one-half of the year; fjords along west and north coasts
Population 2,939
Language(s) Norwegian
Religion Chirstianity Church of Norway
Literacy rate 100%
Currency Norwegian krone
Capital city Longyearbyen
Ethnicity Norwegian
Head of government Governor
Nationality Norwegian
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format
Total area 61,022 km2 (23,561 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+01:00 (CET)
Average elevation 450 m (1,476 ft)
Coastline 3,587 km (2228.9 mi)
Mains electricity 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Svalbard

Flag map of Svalbard

Motto of Svalbard

No official motto

National animal of Svalbard

The National animal of Svalbard is Polar Bear

National Animal of Svalbard - Polar Bear

National flower of Svalbard

The National flower of Svalbard is Svalbard poppy. Botanical name is Papaver dahlianum.

National flower of Svalbard - Svalbard poppy

National bird of Svalbard

The National bird of Svalbard is White-throated dipper

National bird of Svalbard - White-throated dipper

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Neighbouring countries of Svalbard

Norwegian Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

The best friends are fewest.

Straight ahead is shortest, but not always easiest.

Either conform to the customs or flee the country.

To be a hero hang on for a minute longer.

The less you know, the less you forget.

Good fortune is loaned, not owned.

Where age gets in, he will never get out again.

The lame runs if he has to.

The pardon may be more severe than the penalty.

Better ten hairs on the head than one in the soup.

If you bend the rights, they will break.

All weather is passing.

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