Kivalina, Alaska

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Kivalina
Kivalliñiq
Ceety
Aerial view o Kivalina frae the northwest
Aerial view o Kivalina frae the northwest
Location in Northwest Arctic Borough an the state o Alaska.
Location in Northwest Arctic Borough an the state o Alaska.
Coordinates: 67°43′38″N 164°32′21″W / 67.72722°N 164.53917°W / 67.72722; -164.53917Coordinates: 67°43′38″N 164°32′21″W / 67.72722°N 164.53917°W / 67.72722; -164.53917
Kintra Unitit States
State Alaska
Borough Northwest Arctic
Govrenment
 • Mayor Austin Swan, Sr.[1]
Aurie
 • Tot 3.9 sq mi (10.0 km2)
 • Laund 1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Watter 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Tot 374
 • Density 96/sq mi (37/km2)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP Code 99750
Aurie code 907
FIPS code 02-39960
GNIS featur ID 1413348, 2419411

Kivalina (kiv-uh-LEE-nuh;[3] Kivalliñiq in Iñupiaq) is a city[4][5] an veelage in Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska, Unitit States. The population wis 377 at the 2000 census[6] an 374 as o the 2010 census.[4]

The island on which the veelage lies is threatened bi risin sea levels an coastal erosion. As o 2013, it is predictit that the island will be inundatit bi 2025.[7]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Community: Kivalina". Community Database Online. Juneau: Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, Division of Community and Regional Affairs. 2013. Retrieved Juin 4, 2013. 
  2. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved Mey 14, 2012. 
  3. "Kivalina". Division of Community and Regional Affairs, Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development. Retrieved Januar 24, 2013. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Kivalina city, Alaska". Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Januar 23, 2013. 
  5. "Alaska Taxable 2011: Municipal Taxation - Rates and Policies" (PDF). Division of Community and Regional Affairs, Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development. Januar 2012. 
  6. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Januar 31, 2008. 
  7. Stephen Sackur (30 Julie 2013). "The Alaskan village set to disappear underwater in a decade". BBC News.