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Svalbard

Area of Svalbard 62,126.5 km²
Population 2,839
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +121.6%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +39.8%
Timezone Central European Summer Time

Svalbard Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 1,281 1,678 2,031 2,839
Population Density 0.02 / km² 0.03 / km² 0.03 / km² 0.05 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Svalbard Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1200 to 2015
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
1200 184 n/a n/a
1300 230 2.3% 4
1400 287 2.2% 5
1500 358 2.2% 7
1600 446 2.2% 8
1700 605 3.1% 15
1800 346 -5.4% -25
1900 649 6.5% 30
1910 654 0.8% 5
1920 725 10.9% 71
1930 804 10.9% 79
1940 891 10.8% 87
1950 988 10.9% 97
1960 1,096 10.9% 108
1970 1,215 10.9% 119
1990 1,678 17.5% 231
2000 2,031 21% 353
Sources:
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-927-2017, 2017.

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Svalbard Annual Weather Averages

May Historical Weather Data (1932 to 2020)

Average Temp
-3.0°C
26.7°F
Average High
-0.7°C
30.7°F
Average Low
-5.2°C
22.7°F
   Record High Temperature
10.6°C
51.1°F
   Record Low Temperature
-22.5°C
-8.5°F
   Average Precipitation
20.5 mm
0.8 in
   Average Precipitation Days (≥ 0.254 mm)
9.1 days
Sources:
1. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
2. Lawrimore, Jay H.; Ray, Ron; Applequist, Scott; Korzeniewski, Bryant; Menne, Matthew J. (2016): Global Summary of the Month (GSOM), Version 1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.7289/V5QV3JJ5. Accessed Fri, 08 May 2020 06:54:17 GMT.

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