Dillingham, Alaska

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Dillingham, Alaska
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City
Location of Dillingham, Alaska
Coordinates: 59°2′48″N 158°30′31″W / 59.04667°N 158.50861°W / 59.04667; -158.50861Coordinates: 59°2′48″N 158°30′31″W / 59.04667°N 158.50861°W / 59.04667; -158.50861
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Dillingham
Area
 • Total 35.7 sq mi (92.6 km2)
 • Land 33.6 sq mi (87.1 km2)
 • Water 2.1 sq mi (5.5 km2)
Elevation 95 ft (29 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,329
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-18950
GNIS feature ID 1401203

Dillingham is a city in Alaska. It is in Dillingham Census Area, Alaska. Dillingham is on Nushagak Bay. Dillingham has no roads from the Alaska Highway. The only way to reach Dillingham is by plane or sea.

Dillingham was once known as the Pacific salmon capital of the world. Commercial fishing is an important part of the local economy.

Dillingham is the headquarters for nearby Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge is home to walruses, seals, terrestrial mammals, migratory birds and fish. It includes one of the largest wild herring fisheries in the world.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Bristol Bay Campus (BBC) is in Dillingham.