Longyearelva

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Longyearelva in the upper part of Longyeardalen, passing Nybyen (left) and Sverdrupbyen

Longyearelva is a river which runs through the valley of Longyeardalen, passing through the town of Longyearbyen and draining into Adventfjorden on the island of Spitsbergen in Svalbard, Norway.[1] It is named for the American industrialist John Munroe Longyear.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Longyearelva". Norwegian Polar Institute. Archived from the original on 7 April 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Longyeardalen". Norwegian Polar Institute. Archived from the original on 7 April 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 

Coordinates: 78°11.9′N 15°34.5′E / 78.1983°N 15.5750°E / 78.1983; 15.5750