Seward, Alaska

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Seward, Alaska
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Kenai Peninsula
Established 1903
Incorporated 1912
 • Mayor Willard Dunham Term Expires 10/2011
 • Total 21.5 sq mi (55.8 km2)
 • Land 14.4 sq mi (37.4 km2)
 • Water 7.1 sq mi (18.4 km2)
Elevation 0 ft (27 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,830
 • Density 196.0/sq mi (75.7/km2)
Time zone Alaska (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) Alaska (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99664
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-68560
GNIS feature ID 1414598
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