Spitsbergen

geographical name
Spits·​ber·​gen | \ ˈspits-ˌbər-gən How to pronounce Spitsbergen (audio) \

Definition of Spitsbergen

group of islands in the Arctic Ocean north of Norway area 23,641 square miles (61,230 square kilometers)

Note: The islands in the Spitsbergen group belong to Norway. The main island in the group is also called Spitsbergen.

— see svalbard

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“Spitsbergen.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Spitsbergen. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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