Bethel, Alaska

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Bethel, Alaska

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City of Bethel
Aerial view of Bethel on the Kuskokwim River
Aerial view of Bethel on the Kuskokwim River
Location of Bethel within the state of Alaska
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
BoroughUnorganized
Census AreaBethel
ANCSA regional corporationCalista
IncorporatedAugust 1957[1]
Government
 • Type2nd Class City
 • MayorRichard Robb[2]
 • ManagerAnn Capela
 • State senatorLyman Hoffman (D)
 • State rep.Zach Fansler (D)
Area
 • Total48.71 sq mi (126.15 km2)
 • Land43.18 sq mi (111.84 km2)
 • Water5.52 sq mi (14.30 km2)
Elevation
3 ft (1 m)
Population
 • Total6,080
 • Estimate 
(2016)
6,378
 • Density130.95/sq mi (50.56/km2)
 • Alaska Native
62%
Time zoneUTC-9 (AKST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-8 (AKDT)
ZIP code
99559
Area code907
FIPS code02-06520
GNIS feature IDTemplate:Gnis4
Websitewww.cityofbethel.org

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1996 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League/Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs. January 1996. p. 32.
  2. 2015 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League. 2015. p. 37.
  3. City of Bethel. (2006-10-27). "Bethel City Council Member List." Retrieved on 2007-04-13.
  4. Community Information Summaries: Bethel. Archived 2007-04-02 at the Wayback Machine. Alaska Community Database Online, Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development. Retrieved on 2007-04-13.
  5. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 22, 2017.