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Galena

Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area,

Alaska

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The Alaska state capital is Juneau.


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Zip Codes

99741

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Galena is approximately 717 (2004), 470 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 259 (2000), 190 (2010).

The amount of land area in Galena is 42.751 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Galena is 17.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 16.556 sq kilometers.
The distance from Galena to Washington DC is 4058 miles. The distance to the Alaska state capital is 951 miles. (as the crow flies)
Galena is positioned 64.74 degrees north of the equator and 156.81 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Galena per capita income is $22,143.
Galena median income is $61,125.

Galena miscellany.

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Location

Galena location: about 270 air miles west of Fairbanks and 45 miles east of Nulato on the north bank of the Yukon River. It is just northeast of the Innoko National Wildlife Refuge. The river is generally frozen over from mid October until mid May.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Galena is cold, continental with very cold and harsh winters and warm, short summers. Winters may commonly have temperatures as low as -64 with summer high sometimes reaching 92.
Galena average annual precipitation is 12.7 inches per year.
Galena average annual snowfall is 60 inches per year.
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History & History Related Items

Galena history:

Galena was founded in 1918 near one of the numerous Athasbascan fish camps called Henry's oint. It soon became a major supply center for the nearby mines. When some of the Athabascans began to move to Galena from upriver in 1920, schools were opened and a post office built. Galena Air Field was build during WWII. A major flood occurred in 1945, causing widespread damage, but the community rebounded and new growth developed. When another bad flood innundated the area in 1971, the community relocated about 1 1/2 miles east. The Air Force station built in the 1950s was closed in 1993. The facilities there are utilized now by the Galena School District.
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Attractions

Galena attractions:

The population of Galena is a mixture of Athabascan and non-native residents. Traditional festivals often bring visitors to the area from far away and also from other nearby villages.

Galena serves as a center for the western interior of the state. Many government offices are located here.

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