Kotzebue, Alaska

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Kotzebue, Alaska
Aerial view of Kotzebue
Aerial view of Kotzebue
Motto(s): "Gateway To The Arctic"
Location of Kotzebue in Alaska
Location of Kotzebue in Alaska
Coordinates: 66°53′50″N 162°35′8″W / 66.89722°N 162.58556°W / 66.89722; -162.58556Coordinates: 66°53′50″N 162°35′8″W / 66.89722°N 162.58556°W / 66.89722; -162.58556
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Northwest Arctic
 • Total 28.7 sq mi (74.2 km2)
 • Land 27.0 sq mi (69.9 km2)
 • Water 1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
Elevation 20 ft (6 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,201
 • Density 110/sq mi (43/km2)
Time zone AKST (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99752
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-41830
Website City of Kotzebue, Alaska

Kotzebue is a city in the U.S. state of Alaska. Kotzebue is the largest city in the Northwest Arctic Borough. Ralph Wien Memorial Airport is the only airport in the Borough.

Kotzebue is at the end of the Baldwin Peninsula in the Kotzebue Sound. It is 33 miles (53 km) north of the Arctic Circle on Alaska's western coast.

Kotzebue is a gateway to Kobuk Valley National Park.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2012. 
  2. "Kobuk Valley National Park". U.S. National Park Service. January 20, 2011. Retrieved July 28, 2011.