Buckland River

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Buckland River
Buckland Alaska aerial view.jpg
Buckland River is located in Alaska
Buckland River
Location of the mouth of the Buckland River in Alaska
CountryUnited States
BoroughNorthwest Arctic
Physical characteristics
SourceConfluence of the river's north and south forks
 ⁃ locationSouth of the Selawik Hills, Seward Peninsula
 ⁃ coordinates65°45′00″N 160°02′23″W / 65.75000°N 160.03972°W / 65.75000; -160.03972[1]
 ⁃ elevation146 ft (45 m)[2]
MouthEschscholtz Bay on Kotzebue Sound of the Chukchi Sea
 ⁃ location
40 miles (64 km) southwest of Selawik
 ⁃ coordinates
66°14′36″N 161°02′39″W / 66.24333°N 161.04417°W / 66.24333; -161.04417Coordinates: 66°14′36″N 161°02′39″W / 66.24333°N 161.04417°W / 66.24333; -161.04417[1]
 ⁃ elevation
0 ft (0 m)[1]
Length67 mi (108 km)[1]

The Buckland River[pronunciation?] (Kaniq[pronunciation?] in Inupiaq) is a stream, 67 miles (108 km) long, in the U.S. state of Alaska.[1] It flows northwest to the Chukchi Sea at Eschscholtz Bay, 40 miles (64 km) southwest of Selawik in the Northwest Arctic Borough.[1]

Naval officer Frederick William Beechey named the river in 1826 for a geology professor at the University of Oxford in England. Other 19th-century names for the river included Russian translations of the Inuit as Kanyk and the Koyukon Indian as Kotsokhotana. Another translation of the Inuit was Kung-uk.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Buckland River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. March 23, 2001. Retrieved September 18, 2013.
  2. ^ Derived by entering source coordinates in Google Earth.