Diomede, Alaska

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Photo of Diomede (Inalik) village on the west coast
Photo of Diomede (Inalik) village on the west coast
Diomede is located in Alaska
Location in Alaska
Coordinates: 65°45′30″N 168°57′06″W / 65.75833°N 168.95167°W / 65.75833; -168.95167Coordinates: 65°45′30″N 168°57′06″W / 65.75833°N 168.95167°W / 65.75833; -168.95167
CountryUnited States
Census AreaNome
IncorporatedOctober 28, 1970[1]
 • MayorCassandra Ahkvaluk
 • State senatorDonny Olson (D)
 • State rep.Neal Foster (D)
 • Total2.84 sq mi (7.36 km2)
 • Land2.84 sq mi (7.36 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
95 ft (29 m)
 • Total115
 • Estimate 
 • Density41.53/sq mi (16.04/km2)
Time zoneUTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-8 (AKDT)
ZIP code
Area code907
FIPS code02-19060
GNIS ID1401213

Diomede is a city in Alaska, United States. It is on Little Diomede Island. The island is in the middle of the Bering Strait. It is near the International Date Line.

There are no roads on the island. There also are no banks or restaurants. A general store has basic supplies. Diomede is the only place people live on the island. Mail is delivered to the island by helicopter. It is the only place in the United States that uses a helicopter for mail delivery.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Directory of Borough and City Officials 1974". Alaska Local Government (Juneau: Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs) XIII (2): 30. January 1974. 
  2. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 22, 2017.
  3. Diomede mail run is often a white-knuckle ride James Macpherson, Alaska Journal Of Commerce (2002) interviews a former Army pilot Eric Penttila