Akra Township, Pembina County, North Dakota
|• Total||35.9 sq mi (93.1 km2)|
|• Land||35.6 sq mi (92.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)|
|Elevation||991 ft (302 m)|
|• Density||7.1/sq mi (2.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1036730|
Akra Township was organized in 1882, and was known as one of the "Icelandic Townships," due to its large population of Icelanders who had settled here. Akra takes its name from Akranes, Iceland, a town near Reykjavík. Akra Township was a "double township," spanning two full survey townships. In 1888, the northern part of the township was separated and organized separately as Avon Township (now Advance Township).
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