Aleutians East Borough, Alaska

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Aleutians East Borough (pronounced /əˈljuːʃənz/) is a 2nd class borough located in the U.S. state of Alaska. The borough seat is Sand Point. As of the 2000 census the borough had a population of 2,697, but a state demographer estimated the population at 2,629 in 2004. However, the population was estimated up at 2,744 in 2009.[1]


Location and Climate

Aleutians East Borough is located at 57° north latitude and 162° west longitude. It comprises the westernmost portion of the Alaska Peninsula, and a small number of the Aleutian Islands, from which the borough name derives. Also included are the Shumagin Islands, as well as the Pavlof Islands and the Sanak Islands. In all, about 63.9 percent of its land area comprises land on the Alaska Peninsula, while 36.1 percent is on the numerous islands. There are five incorporated cities and two unincorporated villages within the borough.

Temperatures range from -9 to 76 degrees Fahrenheit. Annual precipitation is 33 inches and annual snowfall is 52 inches.

The borough has a total area of 15,012 square miles (38,880 km2), of which 6,988 square miles (18,100 km2) is land and 8,024 square miles (20,780 km2) (53.45%) is water.

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