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Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage Alaska
Administration
Full nameAnchorage
Official nameMunicipality of Anchorage
Settlement typeBorough, City
MottoBig Wild Life
CountryUnited States
StateAlaska
BoroughAnchorage
Government
MayorDan Sullivan
Geography
Total Area1961.1 sq mi (5079.2 km2)
Land Area1697.2 sq mi (4395.7 km2)
Water Area263.9 sq mi (683.5 km2)
Elevation102 ft (31.1 m)
Demography
Density (pop.)66.4/km2 (171.9/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)374553
Other information
Time zoneAKST (UTC-9)
- Summer (DST)AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code99501 99524, 99530
Area code907
Geocode[  1398242]
FIPS code02-03000

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Anchorage (officially called the Municipality of Anchorage) is a consolidated city-borough in the southcentral part of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is the northernmost major city in the United States. With 291,826 municipal residents in 2010 (374,553 residents within the Metropolitan Statistical Area), it is Alaska's largest city and constitutes more than 40 percent of the state's total population; only New York has a higher percentage of residents who live in the state's largest city.

Anchorage has been named All-America City four times, in 1956, 1965, 1984/85, and 2002, by the National Civic League. It has also been named by Kiplinger as the most tax friendly city in the United States.


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