Hilltop view of Unalaska in January 2006
|Census Area||Aleutians West|
|Incorporated||March 3, 1942|
|• Mayor||Frank Kelty|
|• State senator||Lyman Hoffman (D)|
|• State rep.||Bryce Edgmon (D)|
|• 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)|
|• Estimate (2016)||4,437|
|• Density||20.86/sq mi (8.06/km2)|
|Time zone||Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)|
|• Summer (DST)||AKDT (UTC-8)|
|GNIS feature ID||1419424|
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]
- 1996 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League/Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs. January 1996. p. 154.
- "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 22, 2017.