Sitka, Alaska

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The City and Borough of Sitka is a unified city-borough located on the west side of Baranof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), in the U.S. state of Alaska. With an estimated population of 8,986 in 2005,[1] Sitka is the fourth-largest city by population in Alaska.

The name Sitka (derived from Sheet’ká, a contraction of the Tlingit name Shee At'iká[2]) means "People on the Outside of Shee," Sheet’-ká X'áat'l (often expressed simply as Shee) being the Tlingit name for Baranof Island.

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