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Sitka Borough, Alaska


"The Natural Place to Visit"

Page Contents for Sitka, Alaska

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions



Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.
The population of Sitka is approximately 8,681 (2000).
The approximate number of families is 3,222 (190).
The amount of land area in Sitka is 7463.03 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Sitka is 2,881.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 5097.817 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sitka to Washington DC is 3088 miles.
The distance to the Alaska state capital is 96 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sitka is positioned 57.21 degrees north of the equator and 135.44 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Sitka average annual precipitation is 96 inches peryear.
Sitka average annual snowfall is 39 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 23 to 35 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 48 to 61 degrees F.


on the outer coast of Alaska's Inside Passage on Baranof Island, in the midst of the Tongass National Forest, the largest temperate rain forest in the world. Here is a location page for Sitka.

Sitka is accessible only by air and sea. Once there, other forms of transportation are available. It is about 95 air miles southwest of Juneau.
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cool most of the year. Here is a weather page for Sitka.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Sitka

Early on, Sitka was the seat of Territorial Government. In 1906, the responsibility for government was moved to Juneau where it has since become the State Capital.

The name of Sitka comes from the Tlingit Indian people of this area who used a similar word to describe themselves and where they lived. The word is Shee-Atika, which means "People on the side of Shee.
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The incorporation of Sitka

1913 as the city of Sitka. In 1971, the city and borough of Sitka were unified


Sitka is the largest city (in land area) in the entire United States!

Learn all about Sitka at Sitka Online

Sitka is an Outdoor Recreation Paradise!

Sitka National Historic Park

Learn all about Sitka at Lots of info about Sitka, including a great photo page

A Great Links page for Sitka and the area.

Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center
formed in 1980 by a group of dedicated volunteers. ARRC's mission is to treat, rehabilitate and release wild birds, educate the public about wild bird habitat and their ecology, and to support and conduct research pertaining to the medical treatment of wild birds.

Sitka Whalefest
An annual event held each November
P.O. Box 1226
Sitka, AK 99835
Phone: 907-747-5940
FAX: 907-747-3739

Attractions in Sitka

Isabel Miller Museum
330 Harbor Dr.
Sitka, AK 99835
Fax: (907)747-6588
Also home to the Sitka Historical Society
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Economy & Industry

Fishing, fish processing, tourism, government, transportation, retail and health care services all make up various portions of the Sitka economy. Tourism may be stronger during the summer season.
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Sitka City Government

City and Borough of Sitka
100 Lincoln Street
Sitka, Alaska 99835
Phone: 907-747-3294
Phone: 907-747-1812
Fax: 907-747-7403

Sitka is governed as a Unified Home rule Municipality with both city and borough governments combined.

Sitka Borough Clerk
304 Lake Street
Sitka, AK 99835-7563
Phone: 907-747-3291

The Sitka Police Department
304 Lake Street
Sitka, Alaska 99835
Phone: 907-747-3245
Fax 907-747-1075

Native Governments
Village Corporation
Shee Atika, Incorporated
201 Katlian St. #200
Sitka, AK 99835
Phone 907-747-3534
Fax 907-747-5727

Village Council
Sitka Tribe of Alaska
456 Katlian Street
Sitka, AK 99835-7505
Phone 907-747-3207
Fax 907-747-4915

Sitka Libraries

Kettleson Memorial Library
320 Harbor Drive
Sitka, Alaska 99835
phone: (907) 747-8708
hours: Monday - Thursday...10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Friday...1:00p.m.-6:00p.m., Saturday and Sunday...1:00p.m.-5:00p.m.

Sitka Schools

Students in Sitka attend schools in the Sitka School District.

Sitka School District
300 Kostrometinoff Street
P.O. Box 179
Sitka, AK 99835
Superintendent's Office (907)747-8622
Support Services Office (907)747-8624

Blatchley Middle School
601 Halibut Point Road
Sitka, Alaska 99835
Phone: 907-747-8672

Verstovia Elementary School
307 Kasheroff Street
Sitka, Alaska 99835
Phone: 907-747-8395 Sitka


The population of Sitka was:
1990 - 8,588
1999 - 8.193
2000 - 8,681

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