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False Pass
Aleutians East Borough, Alaska


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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.
The population of False Pass is approximately 72 (2004), 35 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 40 (2000), 15 (2010).
The amount of land area in False Pass is 38.308 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in False Pass is 26.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 6.277 sq kilometers.
The distance from False Pass to Washington DC is 4511 miles.
The distance to the Alaska state capital is 1259 miles. (as the crow flies)
False Pass is positioned 54.84 degrees north of the equator and 163.43 degrees west of the prime meridian.
False Pass per capita income is $ 21,465 (2000).
False Pass median income is $ 49,375 (2000).
False Pass average annual precipitation is 33 inches peryear.
False Pass average annual snowfall is 56 inches per year.


646 air miles southwest of Anchorage on the eastern shore of Unimak Island on a strait connecting the Pacific Gulf of Alaska to the Bering Sea.
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maritime with strong prevailing winds all year. There is often fog in the summer. Temperatures range from 11 to 55 degrees.
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History & History Related Items

The unusual name came about because the Bering Sea side of the strait is very shallow and large ships cannot navigate it even though it appears it is navigatible.

False Pass was first settled in the early 1900s and became to grow in earnest when a cannery was built in 1917. New residents came once the cannery was completed. It operated, except for a brief, weather related period, until it was destroyed by fire in March, 1981. False Pass was incorporated in 1990.
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The False Pass Tribal Council is a federally recognized tribe in the community. The population is 65.6% Alaska Native or part Native.

False Pass is accessible by air and sea only. There is a gravel airstrip and a seaplane base. There is no boat harbor, but a dock and ramp are available. The state ferry makes stops here once a month in the summer months.
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Economy & Industry

mainly focused on commercial salmon fishing and related businesses. It is also a refueling stop for many of the local and area fishing fleets.
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False Pass City Government

City of False Pass
P.O. Box 50
False Pass, AK 99583-0050
Phone 907-548-2319
Fax 907-548-221

Isanotski Corporation
101 Isanotski Drive
False Pass, AK 99583
Phone 907-548-2217
Fax 907-548-2317

False Pass Tribal Council
P.O. Box 29
False Pass, AK 99583
Phone 907-548-2227
Fax 907-548-2256

False Pass Chamber

Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference
3300 Arctic Blvd. Suite 203
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907-562-7380
Fax: 907-562-0438

False Pass Organizations

Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference
3300 Arctic Blvd. Suite 203
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907-562-7380
Fax: 907-562-0438

False Pass Schools

Aleutians East School District
P.O. Box 429
Sand Point, AK 99661-0429
Phone 907-383-5222
Fax 907-383-3496 False Pass


The population of False Pass was:
1990 - 68
2000 - 79
2004 - 62

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