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Type Settlement
Usage Norwegian
Pronounced Pron. LAWNG-yeer-buy-ən  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "the Longyear town" in Norwegian. Longyearbyen is the main settlement of the Norwegian archipelago Svalbard in the Arctic Ocean. The town was named after American businessman John Munro Longyear (1850-1922) whose company helped develop the settlement.
Added 11/9/2020 by Beautiful Victory
Edited 9/9/2021 by HL and Beautiful Victory