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Sitka

Sheet'ká
City and Borough of Sitka
Map of Alaska highlighting Sitka City and Borough.svg
Coordinates: 57°3′5.62″N 135°20′19.11″W / 57.0515611°N 135.3386417°W / 57.0515611; -135.3386417Coordinates: 57°3′5.62″N 135°20′19.11″W / 57.0515611°N 135.3386417°W / 57.0515611; -135.3386417
Kintra United States
State Alaska
Colonised1799, 1804
Incorporatit[1]November 5, 1913 (ceety)
September 24, 1963
(burgh)
December 2, 1971
(unified municipality)
Govrenment
 • MayorMatthew Hunter[2]
 • State senatorBert Stedman (R)
 • State rep.Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins (D)
Area
 • Consolidatit ceety-burgh12,461.48 km2 (4,811.40 sq mi)
 • Land7,434.26 km2 (2,870.38 sq mi)
 • Water5,027.22 km2 (1,941.02 sq mi)
 • Urban
5 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation
8 m (26 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Consolidatit ceety-burgh8,881
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
8,830
 • Density0.71/km2 (1.84/sq mi)
 • Urban
6,982
Time zoneUTC-9 (Alaska)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-8 (Alaska)
ZIP
99835
Aurie code907
FIPS code02-70540
GNIS featur ID1414736
Wabsteidwww.cityofsitka.com

The City and Borough of Sitka (Tlingit: Sheetʼká), umwhile Novo-Arkhangelsk, or New Archangel unner Roushie rule (Roushie: Ново-Архангельск or Новоархангельск, t Novoarkhangelsk), is a unified ceety-burgh locatit on Baranof Island an the soothren hauf o Chichagof Island in the Alexander Airchipelago o the Paceefic Ocean (pairt o the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. state o Alaska.

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  1. Frae November 1867 tae Februar 1873, the earliest American settlers in Sitka established an conductit affairs unner a "provisional ceety govrenment", as Alaskan commonties were prohibitit frae legally incorporatin till the U.S. Congress passed legislation allaein them tae dae sae in 1900. Mayors o Sitka unner this govrenment includit William Sumner Dodge an John Henry Kinkead. See Atwood, Evangeline; DeArmond, Robert N. (1977). Who's Who in Alaskan Politics. Portland, Oregon: Binford & Mort for the Alaska Historical Commission. p. 24. ; Wheeler, Keith (1977). "Learning to cope with 'Seward's Icebox'". The Alaskans. Alexandria, Virginie: Time–Life Books. pp. 57–64. ISBN 0-8094-1506-2. 
  2. "City and Borough of Sitka Alaska - Government - City Assembly". www.cityofsitka.com. City of Sitka. Retrieved 2 August 2017. 
  3. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 22, 2017. 
  4. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.