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Bethal is a census area and not an organized borough and therefore has no borough seat.

Bethel (Mamterilleq in Central Alaskan Yup'ik) is a city located in Bethel Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska, 340 miles (540 km) west of Anchorage.

Bethel is the largest community in western Alaska and the 9th largest municipality in the state, as well as the largest that is not located within an organized borough. It lies inside the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, the largest wildlife refuge in the United States. It is an administrative and transportation hub for the 56 villages in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

Other Cities and Towns within the Bethel Census Area:
Akiachak ~ Akiak ~ Aniak ~ Atmautluak ~ Bethel ~ Chefornak ~ Chuathbaluk ~ Crooked Creek ~ Crow Village ~ Eek ~ Georgetown ~ Goodnews Bay ~ Kasigluk ~ Kipnuk ~ Kongiganak ~ Kwethluk ~ Kwigillingok ~ Lime Village ~ Lower Kalskag ~ Mekoryuk ~ Napaimute ~ Napakiak ~ Napaskiak ~ Newtok ~ Nightmute ~ Nunapitchuk ~ Oscarville ~ Platinum ~ Quinhagak ~ Red Devil ~ Sleetmute ~ Stony River ~ Toksook Bay ~ Tuluksak ~ Tuntutuliak ~ Tununak ~ Upper Kalskag


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Website updates:
25 June 2008: 1900 Census for Bethel; SIMMONS, MCDONALD deaths; News Stories


Adjacent boroughs and census areas
Wade Hampton Census Area, Alaska - northwest
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska - north
Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska - east
Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska - southeast
Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska - south
Dillingham Census Area, Alaska - south

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