Where is Svalbard and Jan Mayen?

Located in Northern Europe, Svalbard and Jan Mayen is an island nation.Russia and Norway dispute their maritime limits in the Barents Sea.

Svalbard and Jan Mayen is a European country covering 62,422.00 km2. This makes it the 124th smallest region in the world and slightly smaller than West Virginia. Its geographic coordinates are 78 00 N, 20 00 E and Longyearbyen is the capital city.

Its name comes from the Norse phrase for "cold shores".

Its ISO code is SJ.

The currency of Svalbard and Jan Mayen is the Krone (NOK).


Svalbard and Jan Mayen has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Arctic Ocean. Its highest elevation is Newtontoppen which is 1,717m above tall.

It has a tropical climate with some temperature variation. Its terrain consists of rugged mountains, ice coveraged, and fjords.


Svalbard and Jan Mayen has a population of 2,667 making it the 230th largest in the world. The population is mostly concentrated on the island of Spitsbergen.

Norwegian is the most commonly spoken language. The major ethnic groups are reported as Norwegian, Russian, and Ukrainian.

The dialing code for the country is 47.


It is a territory of Norway. Its constitution was last ratified in 1814.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017