Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago, located between mainland Norway and the North Pole.
The islands lie between longitude 10° and 35° East and latitude 74° and 81°North. The biggest island is Spitsbergen. Recently Svalbard has a population of around 2,500 people. The vast majority live in the main settlement Longyearbyen. The largest groups of non-Norwegian citizens are from Philipinnes, Thailand, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Sweden, and Denmark.
The islands are home to more polar bears than humans.