Valdez, Alaska

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Valdez, Alaska
City
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Location of Valdez, Alaska
Location of Valdez, Alaska
Coordinates: 61°7′51″N 146°20′54″W / 61.13083°N 146.34833°W / 61.13083; -146.34833Coordinates: 61°7′51″N 146°20′54″W / 61.13083°N 146.34833°W / 61.13083; -146.34833
CountryUnited States
StateAlaska
Census AreaChugach
Area
 • Total277.1 sq mi (717.6 km2)
 • Land222.0 sq mi (574.9 km2)
 • Water55.1 sq mi (142.7 km2)
Elevation
98 ft (30 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total4,036
 • Density18.2/sq mi (7.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-8 (AKDT)
ZIP code
99686
Area code907
FIPS code02-82200
GNIS feature ID1412465
Websitewww.ci.valdez.ak.us

Valdez is a city in Alaska. The city is one of the most important ports in Alaska because it lies at the southern end of the Alaska Pipeline, which carries oil from the Prudhoe Bay oil field on the state's Arctic Ocean coast. It is in the of Prince William Sound. It is surrounded by the Chugach Mountains.