Place:Barentsburg, Svalbard, Norway


Located inSvalbard, Norway

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Barentsburg is the second largest settlement on Svalbard, with about 500 inhabitants (2007), almost entirely Russians and Ukrainians. The Russian-owned Arktikugol has been mining coal here since 1932. The population has diminished over the decades, although over 1,000 people once inhabited Barenstburg.

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