Petersburg Borough, Alaska

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Petersburg Borough, Alaska
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Map of Alaska highlighting Petersburg Borough
Location in the U.S. state of Alaska
Map of the United States highlighting Alaska
Alaska's location in the U.S.
IncorporatedJanuary 3, 2013[1]
Named forPetersburg
Largest cityPetersburg
 • Total3,829 sq mi (9,917 km2)
Population (est.)
 • (2016)3,196
 • Density0.8/sq mi (0.3/km2)
Congressional districtAt-large
Time zoneAlaska: UTC−9/−8

Petersburg Borough is a borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. According to Census Bureau estimates, the population was 3,196 in 2016.[2] The borough seat is Petersburg.[3] Petersburg is the most recently created county equivalent in the United States.[4]


When the borough incorporated in 2013, it took area from the Hoonah–Angoon Census Area and the former Petersburg Census Area. The remaining portion of Petersburg Census Area (including Kake) was added to Prince of Wales–Hyder Census Area. Petersburg Census Area was created in 2008 from the remaining portion of Wrangell–Petersburg Census Area upon the incorporation of the City and Borough of Wrangell.[5] A map of the old Petersburg Census Area boundaries can be seen here:[6]


Adjacent boroughs and census area[edit]



Census-designated places[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Vote certified, Petersburg Borough formation complete". KTOO. 4 Jan 2013. Retrieved 23 Jul 2013.
  2. ^ "2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. ^ "Substantial Changes to Counties and County Equivalent Entities: 1970-Present". United States Census Bureau.
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Petersburg Borough, Alaska, U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wrangell City and Borough
  6. ^ Map: Alaska Department of Labor
  7. ^ Juneau Empire, 28 October 2012, Juneau appeals Petersburg Borough boundary approval – Includes map.

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Coordinates: 56°37′00″N 133°21′00″W / 56.6167°N 133.3500°W / 56.6167; -133.3500