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Svalbard - The Northernmost Town on Earth

11/02/2021 08:22 AM | Click to read full article

At 78 degrees North, it lies just 800 miles or 1300 kilometres from the North Pole. And with over 2,000 permanent inhabitants it is the Northernmost real town on Earth. There is only 50km of road, including the small streets between houses, so people get around the island mainly on a snowmobile. In fact, there are more registered snowmobiles than residents.

Anyone leaving town is required to travel with a gun. Find out why.