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Encyclopedia > Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Svalbard and Jan Mayen are two separate parts of Norway located in the Arctic Ocean.

While Svalbard is an integrated part of Norway it is subject to international treaties and has a separate status in international law. It is administered by a governor reporting to the Norwegian Minister of Justice. The Traité concernant le Spitsberg of February 1920 placed the arctic islands of Spitsbergen as an overseas part of Kingdom of Norway (article I). ... Four political entities have a special position recognized by international treaty or agreement (Åland in Finland, Svalbard in Norway, as well as the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau in the Peoples Republic of China). ... The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Justice and the Police (Justis- og politidepartementet) is a Norwegian government ministry in charge of justice, police and domestic intelligence. ...

The remote island of Jan Mayen is also an integrated territory of Norway, but it does not enjoy any kind of special status like Svalbard. It is administered from the mainland by the county governor of Nordland, and does not have any immidiate geographic or otherwise administrative connection to Svalbard. County NO-18 Region Nord-Norge Administrative centre Bodø County mayor   Area  - Total  - Percentage Ranked 2 38,456 km² 11. ...

By virtue of the ISO 3166-1 code 'SJ', Svalbard and Jan Mayen has been grouped together and it has been allocated an Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) .sj. However residents use Norway's ccTLD, .no and .sj remains unused. ISO 3166-1, as part of the ISO 3166 standard, provides codes for the names of countries and dependent areas. ... A top-level domain (TLD) is the last part of an Internet domain name; that is, the letters which follow the final dot of any domain name. ... A country code top-level domain (ccTLD) is a top-level domain used and reserved for a country or a dependent territory. ... .sj is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands. ... .no is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Norway. ...

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Svalbard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (967 words)
Svalbard, part of the Kingdom of Norway, lies in the Arctic Ocean north of mainland Europe.
It consists of a group of islands ranging from 74° to 81° North, and 10° to 34° East; it is the northernmost possession of the Kingdom of Norway.
Svalbard consists of a group of islands in the Arctic Ocean; ranging from 74° to 81° North, and 10° to 34° East, it forms the northernmost part of Norway and the northernmost lands of Europe.
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