Amaknak Island

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Amaknak Island is located in Alaska
Amaknak Island
Location in Alaska

Amaknak Island or Umaknak Island (Aleut: Amaxnax̂[1]) is an islet in Unalaska Bay, northeast of Unalaska Island in the Fox Islands group of the Aleutian Islands in southwest Alaska. The Dutch Harbor area of Unalaska, Alaska is on Amaknak Island. The land area is 3.3 sq.mi., (8.5 km2), and the population was 2,524 as of the 2000 census, comprising almost 59 percent of the city of Unalaska's population. It is the most populous of all the islands of the Aleutians chain.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bergsland, K. (1994). Aleut Dictionary. Fairbanks: Alaska Native Language Center. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Pringle, Heather. 2007. "The Battle Over Amaknak Bridge - Progress Versus Preservation in Alaska's Aleutian Islands". Archaeology : a Magazine Dealing with the Antiquity of the World. 60, no. 3: 28.

Coordinates: 53°54′37″N 166°32′12″W / 53.91028°N 166.53667°W / 53.91028; -166.53667