Alcan Border, Alaska

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Alcan Border is a census-designated place in the Southeast Fairbanks Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. Alcan Border is part of the Unorganized Borough. The population was 21 at the 2000 census.


Location and Climate

Alcan Border is located at 62°39′42″N 141°9′40″W / 62.66167°N 141.16111°W / 62.66167; -141.16111Coordinates: 62°39′42″N 141°9′40″W / 62.66167°N 141.16111°W / 62.66167; -141.16111 (Sec. 04, T026N, R022E, Copper River Meridian) in the Fairbanks Recording District. It is just inside the Alaska-Canada border, southeast of Northway and northeast of Beaver Creek, Yukon, along the Alaska Highway.

Alcan Border is in the continental climatic zone and the area experiences cold winters and warm summers. Average temperatures range from -27 to 69 degrees Fahrenheit.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 148.6 square miles (384.9 km²), of which, 147.9 square miles (383.0 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²) of it (0.50%) is water.

History, Culture and Demographics

The name is derived from the Alaska-Canadian (Alcan) highway, now the Alaska Highway, and the fact that its eastern boundary (as defined by the Census Bureau) is the Yukon Territory, Canada border.

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