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"The Natural Place to Visit"

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.

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The population of Sitka is approximately 8,681 (2000).
The approximate number of families is 3,222 (190).

The amount of land area in Sitka is 7463.03 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Sitka is 2,881.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 5097.817 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sitka to Washington DC is 3088 miles. The distance to the Alaska state capital is 96 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sitka is positioned 57.21 degrees north of the equator and 135.44 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Sitka location: on the outer coast of Alaska's Inside Passage on Baranof Island, in the midst of the Tongass National Forest, the largest temperate rain forest in the world. Here is a location page for Sitka.

Sitka is accessible only by air and sea. Once there, other forms of transportation are available. It is about 95 air miles southwest of Juneau.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Sitka is mild
The weather in Sitka is cool most of the year. Here is a weather page for Sitka.
Sitka average annual precipitation is 96 inches per year.
Sitka average annual snowfall is 39 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 23 to 35 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 48 to 61 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Sitka history:

Here is a history page for Sitka

Early on, Sitka was the seat of Territorial Government. In 1906, the responsibility for government was moved to Juneau where it has since become the State Capital.

The name of Sitka comes from the Tlingit Indian people of this area who used a similar word to describe themselves and where they lived. The word is Shee-Atika, which means "People on the side of Shee.
The incorporation date of Sitka: 1913 as the city of Sitka. In 1971, the city and borough of Sitka were unified

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Sitka attractions:

Sitka is the largest city (in land area) in the entire United States!

Learn all about Sitka at Sitka Online

Sitka is an Outdoor Recreation Paradise!

Sitka National Historic Park

Learn all about Sitka at Lots of info about Sitka, including a great photo page

A Great Links page for Sitka and the area.

Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center
formed in 1980 by a group of dedicated volunteers. ARRC's mission is to treat, rehabilitate and release wild birds, educate the public about wild bird habitat and their ecology, and to support and conduct research pertaining to the medical treatment of wild birds.

Sitka Whalefest
An annual event held each November
P.O. Box 1226
Sitka, AK 99835
Phone: 907-747-5940
FAX: 907-747-3739

Attractions in Sitka

Isabel Miller Museum
330 Harbor Dr.
Sitka, AK 99835
Fax: (907)747-6588
Also home to the Sitka Historical Society

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Economy & Industry

Sitka economy: Fishing, fish processing, tourism, government, transportation, retail and health care services all make up various portions of the Sitka economy. Tourism may be stronger during the summer season.
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