Unalaska, Alaska

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Unalaska, Alaska
City
Hilltop view of Unalaska in January 2006
Hilltop view of Unalaska in January 2006
Unalaska, Alaska is located in Unalaska
Unalaska, Alaska
Unalaska, Alaska
Unalaska, Alaska is located in Alaska
Unalaska, Alaska
Unalaska, Alaska
Coordinates: 53°53′20″N 166°31′38″W / 53.88889°N 166.52722°W / 53.88889; -166.52722Coordinates: 53°53′20″N 166°31′38″W / 53.88889°N 166.52722°W / 53.88889; -166.52722
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Aleutians West
Incorporated March 3, 1942[1]
Government
 • Mayor Frank Kelty
 • State senator Lyman Hoffman (D)
 • State rep. Bryce Edgmon (D)
Area[2]
 • Total 212.68 sq mi (550.83 km2)
 • Land 111.80 sq mi (289.55 km2)
 • Water 100.88 sq mi (261.28 km2)
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,376
 • Estimate (2016) 4,437
 • Density 20.86/sq mi (8.06/km2)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99685
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-80770
GNIS feature ID 1419424

Unalaska is a city in Alaska. Unalaska is on Unalaska Island and neighboring Amaknak Island in the Aleutian Islands.

Almost all the community's port facilities are on Amaknak Island. This is better known as Dutch Harbor or just "Dutch". It is the largest fisheries port in the U.S. by volume caught.

The Aleut have lived on Unalaska Island for thousands of years. They named the island "Ounalashka" which means 'Near the Peninsula'.

Makushin Volcano is on the island. It is not quite visible from the town of Unalaska. On a clear day the steam can be seen rising from its cone.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1996 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League/Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs. January 1996. p. 154. 
  2. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 22, 2017.