Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska

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Northwest Arctic Borough is a borough located in the U.S. state of Alaska, formed on June 2, 1986. The borough seat is Kotzebue.[1]

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Geography

The borough has a total area of 40,762 square miles (105,573 km²), of which 35,898 square miles (92,976 km²) is land and 4,864 square miles (12,597 km²) (11.93%) is water. By land area, it is slightly bigger than the state of Indiana.

Its coastline is limited by the Chukchi Sea. The Kotzebue Sound, a significant wildlife area, is a prominent water body within the Northwest Arctic Borough. At Kotzebue Sound was recorded the largest polar bear sighted in history, a male weighing 2002 pounds.[2]

Adjacent boroughs and census areas

National protected areas

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