Kotzebue, Alaska

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Kotzebue, Alaska
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City
Aerial view of Kotzebue
Motto: "Gateway To The Arctic"
Location of Kotzebue in Alaska
Coordinates: 66°53′50″N 162°35′8″W / 66.89722°N 162.58556°W / 66.89722; -162.58556Coordinates: 66°53′50″N 162°35′8″W / 66.89722°N 162.58556°W / 66.89722; -162.58556
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Northwest Arctic
Area
 • Total 28.7 sq mi (74.2 km2)
 • Land 27.0 sq mi (69.9 km2)
 • Water 1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
Elevation 20 ft (6 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,201
 • Density 111.53/sq mi (43.14/km2)
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Time zone AKST (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99752
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-41830

Kotzebue is a city in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kotzebue is the largest city in the Northwest Arctic Borough. Ralph Wien Memorial Airport is the only airport in the Borough.


Kotzebue is at the end of the Baldwin Peninsula in the Kotzebue Sound. It is 33 miles (53 km) north of the Arctic Circle on Alaska's western coast.

Kotzebue is a gateway to Kobuk Valley National Park.[2]

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