Sitka, Alaska

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Sitka
Sheet'ká
Consolidatit ceety-burgh
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
Colonised 1799, 1804
Incorporatit[1] November 5, 1913 (ceety)
September 24, 1963
(burgh)
December 2, 1971
(unified municipality)
Govrenment
 • Mayor Matthew Hunter[2]
 • State senator Bert Stedman (R)
 • State rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins (D)
Aurie[3]
 • Consolidatit ceety-burgh 4,811.40 sq mi (12,461.48 km2)
 • Laund 2,870.38 sq mi (7,434.26 km2)
 • Watter 1,941.02 sq mi (5,027.22 km2)
 • Urban 2 sq mi (5 km2)
Elevation 26 ft (8 m)
Population (2010)
 • Consolidatit ceety-burgh 8,881
 • Estimate (2016)[4] 8,830
 • Density 1.84/sq mi (0.71/km2)
 • Urban 6,982
Time zone Alaska (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) Alaska (UTC-8)
ZIP 99835
Aurie code 907
FIPS code 02-70540
GNIS featur ID 1414736
Wabsteid www.cityofsitka.com

The City and Borough of Sitka (Tlingit: Sheetʼká), umwhile Novo-Arkhangelsk, or New Archangel unner Roushie rule (Roushie: Ново-Архангельск or Новоaрхангельск, 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 Juin 9, 2017.