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Ny-Ålesund

; others -------- postal_code_type postal_code area_code blank_name blank_info blank1_name blank1_info website Official website footnotes '''Ny-Ålesund''' ("New Ålesund") is a research town in Oscar II Land on the island of Spitsbergen in Svalbard

, Norway. It is situated on the Brøgger peninsula (Brøggerhalvøya) and on the shore of the bay of Kongsfjorden. The company town is owned and operated by Kings Bay (Kings Bay (company)), who provide facilities for permanent research institutes from ten countries. The town is ultimately owned by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (Ministry of Trade and Industry (Norway)) and is not incorporated. Ny-Ålesund has an all-year permanent population of 30 to 35, with the summer population


Barentsburg

81° north latitude (inside the Arctic Circle), and from 10° (10th meridian east) to 35° east (35th meridian east) longitude. Spitsbergen is the largest island, followed by Nordaustlandet and Edgeøya. The administrative center is Longyearbyen, and other settlements include the Russian mining community of Barentsburg, the research community of Ny-Ålesund and the mining outpost of Sveagruva. The archipelago is administered by the Governor of Svalbard

. Spitsbergen covers an area of , making it the largest island in Norway and the 36th-largest in the world. The administrative centre is Longyearbyen, and other settlements, in addition to research outposts, are the Russian mining community of Barentsburg, the research community of Ny-Ålesund and the mining outpost of Sveagruva. The largest settlement on Spitsbergen is the Norwegian town of Longyearbyen, while the second largest settlement

is the Russian coal mining settlement of Barentsburg (which was sold by the Netherlands in 1932 to the Soviet company Arktikugol). Other settlements on the island include the former Russian mining communities of Grumantbyen and Pyramiden (abandoned in 1961 and 1998, respectively), a Polish research station (Polish Polar Station, Hornsund) at Hornsundet, and the remote northern settlement of Ny-Ålesund. Northern


Longyearbyen

Spitsbergen. On 29 August 1941, the entire population of Ny-Ålesund was evacuated to Longyearbyen, and on 3 September 765 people were evacuated from Longyearbyen to Scotland. Later the last 150 men were also evacuated. Holm (1999): 73 With Longyearbyen depopulated, a small German garrison and air strip was established in Adventdalen, mostly to provide meteorological data. After the British Operation Fritham regained control of Barentsburg, the German

the second-largest research outpost on Svalbard, marginally below Ny-Ålesund. In contrast, Longyearbyen has almost only Norwegian research, while Ny-Ålesund is roughly evenly split between Norwegian and foreign.

Airport, Longyear author Avinor url http: www.avinor.no en airport svalbard timetables language Norwegian accessdate 15 March 2012 archivedate 15 March 2012 archiveurl http: www.webcitation.org 66BHIK2JO deadurl no while there are irregular flights to Russia. Lufttransport operates regular charter services to Svea Airport and Ny-Ålesund Airport, Hamnerabben. Arktikugol operates helicopters to Barentsburg and Pyramiden. ref name luftfart >


Athens International Airport

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Norway

Norway - Trondheim

in the Baroque style. Traditional wooden buildings were constructed in Røros which have survived changes since then. After Norway's union with Denmark was dissolved in 1814, Oslo became the capital. The architect Christian H. Grosch (Christian Heinrich Grosch) designed the earliest parts of the University of Oslo, the Oslo Stock Exchange, and many other buildings and churches constructed in that early national period. At the beginning of the 20th century the city of Ålesund

. *1904 – Ålesund Fire: the Norwegian (Norway) coastal town Ålesund is devastated by fire, leaving 10,000 people homeless and one person dead. Kaiser Wilhelm II (William II, German Emperor) funds the rebuilding of the town in Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) style. *1912 – The International Opium Convention is signed at The Hague. *2005 – Jean Charles de Menezes is killed by police as the hunt begins for the London Bombers responsible


Rovaniemi

island of Spitsbergen, where the towns of Ny Ålesund and Longyearbyen are located. From there he sails across the Barents Sea on a supply ship to the Norwegian port city of Tromsø, where he visits a statue of Roald Amundsen, the first man to reach the South Pole. He also meets some avid Norwegian football fans. In the town of Karasjok, he meets up with the Sami people and pans for gold in the Karasjoka River. From there, Palin travels by bus and crosses the border


Lahti

also List of twin towns and sister cities in Finland Twin towns—sister cities Lahti is twinned (town twinning) with: * Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine (since 1953)


Managua

"Quake Levels Managua", ''Oakland Tribune'', December 24, 1972, p1; Bernard Diederich, ''Somoza and the Legacy of U.S. Involvement in Central America'' (Markus Wiener Publishers, 2007), p93 *Braathens Flight 239, a Norwegian airplane flight from Ålesund to Oslo, crashed while attempting a landing, killing 40 of the 45 persons on board. The '''National Agrarian University''' ( Espanol Spanish


Oslo

services to Tromsø and Oslo; there are also irregular charter services to Russia. Lufttransport provides regular corporate charter services from Longyearbyen to Ny-Ålesund Airport and Svea Airport for Kings Bay and Store Norske; these flights are in general not available to the public. ref>

2009 Lufttransport provides regular corporate charter services from Longyearbyen to Ny-Ålesund Airport and Svea Airport for Kings Bay and Store Norske; these flights are in general not available to the public. There are heliports

, services have been mainly to Oslo, Bergen, and Trondheim. The airport had 403,150 terminal passengers in 2007. The nearest international airport is Ålesund Airport, Vigra. After a few years studying in the neighboring city Molde, Bjørnson was sent at the age of 17 to Heltberg Latin School (''Heltbergs Studentfabrikk'') in Christiania (Oslo) to prepare for university. This was the same school that trained Ibsen (Henrik Ibsen), Lie (Jonas Lie), and Aasmund Olavsson Vinje


Tallinn

of the journey due to weather issues.) From there, he heads to Greenland, then the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, where the towns of Ny Ålesund and Longyearbyen are located. From there he sails across the Barents Sea on a supply ship to the Norwegian port city of Tromsø, where he visits a statue of Roald Amundsen, the first man to reach the South Pole. He also meets some avid Norwegian football fans. In the town of Karasjok, he meets up with the Sami people


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