30 December 2015

What is the northernmost city in the world?

Here is a list of northernmost inhabited places by increasing population:

82º N: Alert, Canada – population 0-5. Northernmost inhabited place.

79º N: Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, Norway – population 35. Northernmost year-round inhabited place.

78º N: Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway – population 2,075. Northernmost town of over a thousand.

71º N: Tiksi, Russia – population 5,063. Northernmost town of over five thousand.

70º N: Hammerfest, Norway – population 10,217. Northernmost town of over ten thousand.

69.7º N: Tromsø, Norway – population 71,295. Northernmost city/town of over fifty thousand.

69.3º N: Norilsk, Russia – population 175,000. Northernmost city of over a hundred thousand. Arguably the northernmost city.

68.9º N: Murmansk, Russia – population 307,000. Largest city north of the Arctic Circle.

60.6º N: Helsinki, Finland – population 600,000. Northernmost city over five hundred thousand.

60º N: St. Petersburg, Russia – population 4,900,000. Northernmost city over a million.

55º N: Moscow, Russia – population 12,000,000. Northernmost metropolis over ten million.

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Charles Earl

Svalbard has always captured our family’s imagination since reading Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass. It’s definitely on the list of places to see, and Lonely Planet seems to really want to hype it


Thats cool


Because i live in akqasuk