Bethel, Alaska

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Bethel, Alaska
Aerial view of Bethel on the Kuskokwim River
Location of Bethel within the state of Alaska
Coordinates: 60°47′32″N 161°45′21″W / 60.79222°N 161.75583°W / 60.79222; -161.75583Coordinates: 60°47′32″N 161°45′21″W / 60.79222°N 161.75583°W / 60.79222; -161.75583
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Unorganized
Census Area Bethel
ANCSA regional corporation Calista
Incorporated 1957
 • Type 2nd Class City
 • Total 48.9 sq mi (126.5 km2)
 • Land 43.8 sq mi (113.3 km2)
 • Water 5.1 sq mi (13.1 km2)
Elevation 3 ft (1 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,080
 • Density 124.34/sq mi (48.06/km2)
 • Alaska Native 62%
Time zone AST (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99559
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-06520
GNIS feature ID 1398908

Bethel is a city in Alaska, United States. The only way to get to the town is by river or by airplane. Bethel is the main port on the Kuskokwim River.

Bethel is the largest community in western Alaska. It is inside the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge.