Grumant

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Grumant
abandoned Russian coal mining settlement (1912 - 1965)
Two of the houses remaining in Grumant
Two of the houses remaining in Grumant
Grumant is located in Svalbard
Grumant
Grumant
Location in western Svalbard
Coordinates: 78°10′40″N 15°06′45″E / 78.17778°N 15.11250°E / 78.17778; 15.11250Coordinates: 78°10′40″N 15°06′45″E / 78.17778°N 15.11250°E / 78.17778; 15.11250
Country Norway
Syssel Svalbard
island Spitsbergen
Population (1961)
 • Total 0
Time zone CET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

Grumant was a Soviet Russian settlement in Svalbard, Norway, established in 1912 and abandoned in 1965. The population peaked at 1,106 in 1951/52 (including Coles Bay, which served as port for Grumant). The name ‘Grumant’ is Pomor in origin, and is also used to refer to the whole of the Svalbard archipelago. It may be a corruption of ‘Greenland,’ with which this land was confused.[1]

Grumant is located on Spitsbergen, the largest of the Svalbard archipelago's islands, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) West-southwest from Longyearbyen, an administrative centre.[2]

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  1. ^ http://www.svalbardmuseum.no/eindex.php?id=10&kategori=2&underkategori=1
  2. ^ Direction of WSW and distance of approximately 10 kilometers are both estimated from Google Maps' point locations of Grumant and Longyearbyen.