Unga Island

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Unga Island.

Unga Island (Uĝnaasaqax̂[1] in Aleut) is the largest of the Shumagin Islands off the Alaska Peninsula in southwestern Alaska, USA. The island has a land area of 170.73 sq mi (442.188 km²), making it the 35th largest island in the United States. As of the 2000 census, it had a permanent population of one,[2] however the island is now uninhabited.[citation needed]

Unga Island was formerly named Grekodelarovskoe[3] (Greek Delarov) for Evstratii Ivanovich Delarov who explored the area in the late 18th century on behalf of the Russian-American Company.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bergsland, K. (1994). Aleut Dictionary. Fairbanks: Alaska Native Language Center. 
  2. ^ "Unga Island: Block 3020, Census Tract 1, Aleutians East Borough, Alaska". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 
  3. ^ Dauenhauer, Nora; Richard Dauenhauer, Lydia Black (2008). Russians in Tlingit America. University of Washington Press. p. 414. ISBN 9780295986012. 

Coordinates: 55°15′38″N 160°41′42″W / 55.26056°N 160.69500°W / 55.26056; -160.69500