Bethel, Alaska

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Bethel, Alaska
Mamterilleq
Orutsaraq
City
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
Borough Unorganized
Census Area Bethel
ANCSA regional corporation Calista
Incorporated August 1957[1]
Government[3][4]
 • Type 2nd Class City
 • Mayor Richard Robb[2]
 • Manager Ann Capela
 • State senator Lyman Hoffman (D)
 • State rep. Zach Fansler (D)
Area[5]
 • Total 48.71 sq mi (126.15 km2)
 • Land 43.18 sq mi (111.84 km2)
 • Water 5.52 sq mi (14.30 km2)
Elevation 3 ft (1 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,080
 • Estimate (2016) 6,378
 • Density 130.95/sq mi (50.56/km2)
 • Alaska Native 62%
Time zone AKST (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99559
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-06520
GNIS feature ID Template:Gnis4
Website www.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.