Wevok, Alaska

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Wevok, Alaska
Unincorporated area
Wevok, Alaska is located in Alaska
Wevok, Alaska
Wevok, Alaska
Location within the state of Alaska
Coordinates: 68°52′19″N 166°5′25″W / 68.87194°N 166.09028°W / 68.87194; -166.09028Coordinates: 68°52′19″N 166°5′25″W / 68.87194°N 166.09028°W / 68.87194; -166.09028
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough North Slope
Government
 • Borough mayor Charlotte Brower[1]
 • State senator Donald Olson (D)
 • State rep. Benjamin Nageak (D)
Elevation 56 ft (17 m)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)

Wevok is a former Inupiat village in the western part of North Slope Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska.

Its name is derived from the Iñupiat name of Cape Lisburne, which is 5 km (3.1 mi) to the west. Its maximum elevation is 17 m (56 ft).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2015 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League. 2015. p. 14. 
  2. ^ "Wevok, Alaska". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.