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Svalbard
Capital:
Longyearbyen
Population:
2,756 (July 2004 est.)
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Background:
First discovered by the Norwegians in the 12th century, the islands served as an international whaling base during the 17th and 18th centuries. Norway's sovereignty was recognized in 1920; five years later it officially took over the territory.
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