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Aleutians East Borough, Alaska
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Based in Sand Point, the Borough comprises the westernmost portion of the Alaska Peninsula, and a number of Aleutian islands. There are five incorporated cities and two unincorporated villages within the boundaries of the borough. It lies at approximately 57.000000° North Latitude and -162.000000° West Longitude . The area encompasses 6,988.1 sq. miles of land and 8,023.5 sq. miles of water. The Borough lies in the maritime climate zone. Temperatures range from -9 to 76 degrees Fahrenheit. Annual precipitation is 33 inches and annual snowfall is 52 inches.

History, Culture and Demographics
According to archaeological evidence, the area has been inhabited by the Unanga since the last ice age. Early contact was with Russian fur traders who sought sea otters in these islands. Whaling, fishing and cannery operations brought an influx of Scandinavian and European fishermen in the early 1900s. During World War II the area was a strategic military site for the Aleutian Campaign, and many locals were evacuated to Ketchikan.
The population of the community consists of 38.6% Alaska Native or part Native. The area's rich resources have cultivated an extremely diverse population of non-Natives, Natives and Asians. The Unanga were called "Aleut" by Russian traders. "Unangas" speak the western dialect, and "Unangan" speak the eastern dialect.

Communities located within the Borough include: Akutan, Belkofski, Cold Bay, False Pass, King Cove, Nelson Lagoon, Pauloff Harbor, Sand Point, and Unga.

[Info from Alaska Division of Community Advocacy]

This area doesn't have a lot of inhabitants - only 64 people lived there during the 2000 census, all of them in the city of False Pass at the eastern end of the island.

Unimak Island, the largest island in the chain, is the location of the 10th most active volcano in the world, Mount Shishaldin.

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Apr 2013: Newspaper story on volcano eruption
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Adjacent boroughs and census areas

Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska to the east
Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska to the west

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