Ny-Ålesund N0
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Ny-Ålesund N0

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Svalbard

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A: N2

di David Guzenda, 90 metri di distanza

N2

B: N1

di David Guzenda, 130 metri di distanza

N1

C: N3

di David Guzenda, 180 metri di distanza

N3

D: Nm

di David Guzenda, 200 metri di distanza

Nm

E: Nk

di David Guzenda, 230 metri di distanza

Nk

F: Nn

di David Guzenda, 230 metri di distanza

Nn

G: Amundsen villa. Ny Ålesund

di Dag Andersen, 240 metri di distanza

Roald Amundsen and his expedition participants used the villa for short periods in 1925 and -26 ..Som...

Amundsen villa. Ny Ålesund

H: Nl

di David Guzenda, 240 metri di distanza

Nl

I: N4

di David Guzenda, 250 metri di distanza

N4

J: Nj

di David Guzenda, 260 metri di distanza

Nj

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Svalbard

Questa è una vista generale di Svalbard

Svalbard is an archipelago in the Arctic, constituting the northernmost part of Norway.

The islands were first utilized as a whaling base in the 17th and 18th centuries, after which they were abandoned. Coal mining started at the beginning of the 20th century, and several permanent communities were established. The Spitsbergen Treaty of 1920 recognizes Norwegian sovereignty, and the 1925 Svalbard Act made Svalbard a full part of the Kingdom of Norway. This act also established Svalbard as a free economic zone and a demilitarized zone. The Norwegian Store Norske and the Russian Arktikugol are the only mining companies remaining on the islands. Research and tourism have become important supplementary industries. Two major research facilities are the University Centre in Svalbard and the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. No roads connect the settlements; instead snowmobiles, aircraft and boats serve inter-community transport. Svalbard Airport, Longyear serves as the main gateway to the rest of Europe.

The archipelago features an Arctic climate, although with significantly higher temperatures than other areas at the same latitude. The flora take advantage of the long period of midnight sun to compensate for the polar night. Svalbard is a breeding ground for many seabirds, and also features polar bears, reindeer and marine mammals. Seven national parks and twenty-three nature reserves cover two-thirds of the archipelago, protecting the largely untouched, yet fragile, nature. Sixty percent of the archipelago is glacier, and the islands feature many mountains and fjords.

source: wikipedia

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