Diomede, Alaska

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Diomede

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Photo of Diomede (Inalik) village on the west coast
Photo of Diomede (Inalik) village on the west coast
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CountryUnited States
StateAlaska
Census AreaNome
IncorporatedOctober 28, 1970[1]
Government
 • MayorCassandra Ahkvaluk
 • State senatorDonny Olson (D)
 • State rep.Neal Foster (D)
Area
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Elevation
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Population
 (2010)
 • Total115
 • Estimate 
(2016)
118
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Time zoneUTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-8 (AKDT)
ZIP code
99762
Area code907
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Diomede is a city in Alaska, United States. It is on Little Diomede Island. The island is in the middle of the Bering Strait. It is near the International Date Line.

There are no roads on the island. There also are no banks or restaurants. A general store has basic supplies. Diomede is the only place people live on the island. Mail is delivered to the island by helicopter. It is the only place in the United States that uses a helicopter for mail delivery.[3]

References

  1. "Directory of Borough and City Officials 1974". Alaska Local Government (Juneau: Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs) XIII (2): 30. January 1974. 
  2. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 22, 2017.
  3. Diomede mail run is often a white-knuckle ride James Macpherson, Alaska Journal Of Commerce (2002) interviews a former Army pilot Eric Penttila

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