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Isfjorden

Isfjorden (ēsˌfyôrˈdən) [key] [Ice Fjord], inlet of the Greenland Sea and largest fjord of Spitsbergen island, Svalbard, Norway, 65 mi (105 km) long and from 8 to 20 mi (12.8–32 km) wide. It receives several glaciers. The mining towns of Longyearbyen, Grumantbyen, and Barentsburg are on the inlet.

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