Grumant

Grumant (Russian: Грумант) is a former Soviet company town in Svalbard, Norway, established in 1912 and abandoned in 1965. The population—including Coles Bay, which served the settlement's port—peaked at 1,106 in 1951. The name Grumant is of Pomory origin, and is also used to refer to the whole of the Svalbard archipelago. It may be a corruption of Greenland, with which the land was confused.[1]

Grumant
Грумант
Settlement ruins (2007)
Settlement ruins (2007)
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
CountryNorway
SysselSvalbard
islandSpitsbergen
Population
 (1961)
 • Total0
Time zoneUTC+2 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)+3

Grumant is on Spitsbergen, the largest of the Svalbard archipelago's islands, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) west-southwest of Longyearbyen, the administrative centre.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reymert, Per Kyrre. "BARENTSBURG, PYRAMIDEN AND GRUMANT". Svalbard Museum. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2021.