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 major roads on the island. There also are no banks or restaurants. A general store has basic supplies, while a laundromat has washers, dryers, and showers for people living in the village. There is a medical clinic for basic health care found in the same building as the store and laundromat. Diomede is the only place people live on the island. Mail is delivered to the island by helicopter.

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.