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Diomede, Alaska

Full nameDiomede
Official nameDiomede
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
Census AreaNome
Total Area2.8 sq mi (7.3 km2)
Land Area2.8 sq mi (7.3 km2)
Water Area0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation95 ft (29 m)
Total Population147 (2007)
Other information
Time zoneAlaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
- Summer (DST)AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code99762
Area code907
FIPS code02-19060

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Diomede (native name 'Inalik', meaning "the other one" or "the one over there") is a city in the Nome Census Area of the Unorganized Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska, located on Little Diomede Island (native name 'Ignaluk'; formerly known as Krusenstern Island which can also refer to other places however). Little Diomede is the smaller of the two Diomede Islands located in the middle of the Bering Strait between the Alaska mainland and Siberia. Its neighboring island Big Diomede, Russia behind the International Date Line is less than 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away. Diomede lies on the west side of Little Diomede and is the only settlement on the island. The population was 146 at the 2000 census.

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