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    Svalbard Government 1997

      Country name
      conventional long form: none
      conventional short form: Svalbard (sometimes referred to as Spitzbergen)

      Data code SV

      Dependency status territory of Norway; administered by the Ministry of Industry, Oslo,through a governor (sysselmann) residing in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen; bytreaty (9 February 1920) sovereignty was given to Norway

      Government type NA

      National capital Longyearbyen

      Independence none (territory of Norway)

      National holiday NA

      Legal system NA

      Executive branch
      chief of state: King HARALD V of Norway (since 17 January 1991)
      head of government: Governor Ann-Krisitin OLSEN (since NA) and Assistant Governor Jan-AtleHANSEN (since NA September 1993)
      elections : none; the king is a hereditary monarch; governor and assistant governorresponsible to the Polar Department of the Ministry of Justice

      International organization participation none

      Flag description the flag of Norway is used

      NOTE: The information regarding Svalbard on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Svalbard Government 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Svalbard Government 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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