Photo of Diomede (Inalik) village on the west coast
|Incorporated||October 28, 1970|
|• Mayor||Cassandra Ahkvaluk|
|• State senator||Donny Olson (D)|
|• State rep.||Neal Foster (D)|
|• Total||2.84 sq mi (7.36 km2)|
|• Land||2.84 sq mi (7.36 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||95 ft (29 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||41.53/sq mi (16.04/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-8 (AKDT)|
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.
References[change | change source]
- "Directory of Borough and City Officials 1974". Alaska Local Government (Juneau: Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs) XIII (2): 30. January 1974.
- "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 22, 2017.
- Diomede mail run is often a white-knuckle ride James Macpherson, Alaska Journal Of Commerce (2002) interviews a former Army pilot Eric Penttila