Wainwright, Alaska

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Wainwright
Ulġuniq
City
Wainwright, Alaska is located in Alaska
Wainwright
Location in Alaska
Coordinates: 70°38′50″N 160°0′58″W / 70.64722°N 160.01611°W / 70.64722; -160.01611Coordinates: 70°38′50″N 160°0′58″W / 70.64722°N 160.01611°W / 70.64722; -160.01611
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough North Slope
Area
 • Total 42.5 sq mi (109.9 km2)
 • Land 17.6 sq mi (45.5 km2)
 • Water 24.9 sq mi (64.5 km2)
Elevation 26 ft (8 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 556
 • Density 13.082/sq mi (5.059/km2)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-82750

Wainwright is a city in Alaska. It is in North Slope Borough. The community was named after Wainwright Lagoon. The Lagoon was named after Lt. John Wainwright, who discovered the lagoon in 1826. Wainwright was founded in 1904.

The town is on the Chukchi Sea. It is about 72 miles southwest of Barrow.