Aerial view of Dillingham
Location of Dillingham, Alaska
|Incorporated||July 12, 1963|
|• Mayor||Alice Ruby|
|• State senator||Lyman Hoffman (D)|
|• State rep.||Bryce Edgmon (D)|
|• Total||36.35 sq mi (94.14 km2)|
|• Land||33.57 sq mi (86.95 km2)|
|• Water||2.78 sq mi (7.20 km2)|
|Elevation||95 ft (29 m)|
|• Estimate (2016)||2,364|
|• Density||65.04/sq mi (25.11/km2)|
|Time zone||Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)|
|• Summer (DST)||AKDT (UTC-8)|
|GNIS feature ID||1401203|
Dillingham is a city in Alaska. It is in Dillingham Census Area, Alaska. Dillingham is on Nushagak Bay. Dillingham has no roads from the Alaska Highway. The only way to reach Dillingham is by plane or sea.
Dillingham was once known as the Pacific salmon capital of the world. Commercial fishing is an important part of the local economy.
Dillingham is the headquarters for nearby Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge is home to walruses, seals, terrestrial mammals, migratory birds and fish. It includes one of the largest wild herring fisheries in the world.
References[change | change source]
- 1996 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League/Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs. January 1996. p. 47.
- 2015 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League. 2015. p. 52.
- "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 22, 2017.