Seward, Alaska

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Seward, Alaska
Coordinates: 60°07′28″N 149°26′00″W / 60.12444°N 149.43333°W / 60.12444; -149.43333Coordinates: 60°07′28″N 149°26′00″W / 60.12444°N 149.43333°W / 60.12444; -149.43333
CountryUnited States
BoroughKenai Peninsula
 • MayorWillard Dunham Term Expires 10/2011
 • Total21.5 sq mi (55.8 km2)
 • Land14.4 sq mi (37.4 km2)
 • Water7.1 sq mi (18.4 km2)
Elevation0 ft (27 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total2,830
 • Density196.0/sq mi (75.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-9 (Alaska)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-8 (Alaska)
ZIP code99664
Area code907
FIPS code02-68560
GNIS feature ID1414598
Source of coordinates [1]

Seward is a city in Alaska. It is on the coast of the Kenai Peninsula. About 3,000 people live there.[2] The town is named after William H. Seward. He was the United States Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. In 1867, he fought for the U.S. purchase of Alaska from Russia.

References[change | change source]

  1. "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "Seward, AK: demographics". Placelook. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
Seward seen from the air