Unalaska, Alaska

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Unalaska, Alaska
City
Hilltop view of Unalaska
Coordinates: 53°53′20″N 166°31′38″W / 53.88889°N 166.52722°W / 53.88889; -166.52722Coordinates: 53°53′20″N 166°31′38″W / 53.88889°N 166.52722°W / 53.88889; -166.52722
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Aleutians West
Area
 • Total 212.3 sq mi (549.9 km2)
 • Land 111.0 sq mi (287.5 km2)
 • Water 101.3 sq mi (262.4 km2)
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,376
 • Density 20.612/sq mi (7.9578/km2)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99685
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-80770
GNIS feature ID 1419424

Unalaska is a city in Alaska. Unalaska is on Unalaska Island and neighboring Amaknak Island in the Aleutian Islands.

Almost all the community's port facilities are on Amaknak Island. This is better known as Dutch Harbor or just "Dutch". It is the largest fisheries port in the U.S. by volume caught.

The Aleut have lived on Unalaska Island for thousands of years. They named the island "Ounalashka" which means 'Near the Peninsula'.

Makushin Volcano is on the island. It is not quite visible from the town of Unalaska. On a clear day the steam can be seen rising from its cone.