- a group of islands in the Arctic Ocean, N of and belonging to Norway. 24,293 sq. mi. (62,920 sq. km).
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Examples from the Web for spitsbergen
In 1878 we were compelled to winter on the north-western coast of Spitsbergen.Nightmare Tales
H. P. Blavatsky
I have described examples of it in Spitsbergen and the Andes which need not be quoted here.
The coast of Spitsbergen is rich with the tales and traditions of human achievement and suffering.
Yet in Spitsbergen this only happens in a relatively small area, within Kings Bay.
On this occasion he had two ships, and on the outward journey sighted Bear Island and Spitsbergen, where the ships separated.
- another name for Svalbard
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