Diomede, Alaska

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Diomede is located in Alaska
Location in Alaska
Coordinates: 65°45′30″N 168°57′6″W / 65.75833°N 168.95167°W / 65.75833; -168.95167Coordinates: 65°45′30″N 168°57′6″W / 65.75833°N 168.95167°W / 65.75833; -168.95167
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Nome
 • Total 2.8 sq mi (7.4 km2)
 • Land 2.8 sq mi (7.4 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 95 ft (29 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 115
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99762
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-19060

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.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Diomede mail run is often a white-knuckle ride James Macpherson, Alaska Journal Of Commerce (2002) interviews a former Army pilot Eric Penttila