North Slope Borough, Alaska

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North Slope Borough is a borough located largely in the North Slope region of the U.S. state of Alaska. As of the 2000 census, the population was 7,385. The borough seat is Barrow. As of 2010, the mayor is Edward Itta.[1]



The borough has a total area of 94,763 square miles (245,436 km²), of which, 88,817 square miles (230,035 km²) of it is land and 5,946 square miles (15,399 km²) of it (6.27%) is water. The borough is larger than 39 states.[2]

Its western coastline is along the Chukchi Sea, while its eastern shores (beyond Point Barrow) are on the Beaufort Sea.

The North Slope Borough is the largest county-level political subdivision in the United States by area, with a larger land area than that of the state of Utah. Although the adjacent Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area is larger in area, it has no borough-level government. The borough is also the third-least densely populated county-level entity in the United States (after the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area and the Lake and Peninsula Borough).

Adjacent boroughs and census areas

It also shares its eastern border with Yukon, Canada, which has no subdivisions.

National protected areas

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