The city of Barrow, Alaska in July 2008.
|U.S. state of Alaska|
|• Mayor||Robert Harcharek|
|• North Slope Borough Mayor||Charlotte E. Brower|
|• Total||21.3 sq mi (55.2 km2)|
|• Land||18.4 sq mi (47.6 km2)|
|• Water||2.9 sq mi (7.6 km2)|
|Elevation||10 ft (3 m)|
|Time zone||Alaska (AKST) (UTC−9)|
|• Summer (DST)||AKDT (UTC−8)|
Barrow is well known by its unusual locating of the United States. It is located on the north coast of Alaska along the Arctic Ocean. There are about 2,100 kilometers between Barrow and the North Pole Point.
The climate is very cold in Barrow. Temperatures are below freezing from early October until late May. The high temperature is above freezing for only about 120 days per year, and there are temperatures at or below 0 °F (−18 °C) on an average of 160 days per year. Freezing temperatures, and snowfall, can occur at any time during the year.
Although Barrow is in the land of the North American continent, Barrow is isolated from any other city. There is no road connecting Barrow and other places in Alaska. Travelers must take airplanes or ships to get there.
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