Sitka, Alaska

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Sitka, Alaska
Map of Alaska highlighting Sitka City and Borough.svg
Sitka, Alaska is located in Alaska
Sitka, Alaska
Sitka, Alaska
Coordinates: Coordinates: 57°3′10″N 135°19′54″W / 57.05278°N 135.33167°W / 57.05278; -135.33167
CountryUnited States
StateAlaska
Colonized1799
IncorporatedDecember 2, 1971
Government
 • MayorCheryl Westover
Area
 • Total4,811.5 sq mi (12,461.8 km2)
 • Land2,874.0 sq mi (7,443.6 km2)
 • Water1,937.6 sq mi (5,018.2 km2)
Elevation
26 ft (8 m)
Population
 (2005)[1]
 • Total8,986
 • Density3.13/sq mi (1.21/km2)
Time zoneUTC-9 (Alaska)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-8 (Alaska)
ZIP
99835
Area code(s)907
FIPS code02-70540
GNIS feature ID1414736
Websitewww.cityofsitka.com

Sitka (Tlingit: Sheetʼká; Russian: Ситка) is a city in Alaska, originally founded as New Archangel (Russian: Ново-Архангельск / Новоaрхангельск, romanized: Novo-Arkhangelsk / Novoarkhangelsk) by the Russian Rule between 1799 and 1867, and was the capital of Russian America.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Annual Estimates of the Population for All Incorporated Places in Alaska" (CSV). 2005 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. June 21, 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-09.