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Anchorage, Alaska

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Consolidated city-borough
Municipality of Anchorage
Anchorage skyline and Bootleggers Cove, viewed from Point Woronzof Park, April 2008
Anchorage skyline and Bootleggers Cove, viewed from Point Woronzof Park, April 2008
Flag of Anchorage, Alaska
Flag
Official seal of Anchorage, Alaska
Seal
Nicknames: 
"The City of Lights and Flowers", "Los Anchorage"[1][2]
Motto(s): 
Big Wild Life
Anchorage is located in Alaska
Anchorage
Anchorage
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Anchorage is located in North America
Anchorage
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Coordinates: 61°13′N 149°54′W / 61.217°N 149.900°W / 61.217; -149.900Coordinates: 61°13′N 149°54′W / 61.217°N 149.900°W / 61.217; -149.900
Country United States United States
State Alaska Alaska
Borough Anchorage
Settled 1914
Incorporated
  • November 23, 1920 (city)
  • January 1, 1964 (borough)
  • September 15, 1975
    (unified municipality)
Named for The anchorage at the mouth of Ship Creek
Government
 • Body Anchorage Assembly[3]
 • Mayor Ethan Berkowitz (D)
 • Alaska Senate
Senators
  • Tom Begich (D)
  • Mia Costello (R)
  • Berta Gardner (D)
  • Cathy Giessel (R)
  • Anna MacKinnon (R)
  • Kevin Meyer (R)
  • Bill Stoltze (R)
  • Natasha von Imhof (R)
  • Bill Wielechowski (D)
 • Alaska House
Representatives
  • Chris Birch (R)
  • Matt Claman (D)
  • Harriet Drummond (D)
  • Les Gara (D)
  • Jason Grenn (I)
  • Jennifer Johnston (R)
  • Andy Josephson (D)
  • Chuck Kopp (R)
  • Gabrielle LeDoux (R)
  • Charisse Millett (R)
  • Lance Pruitt (R)
  • Lora Reinbold (R)
  • Dan Saddler (R)
  • Ivy Spohnholz (D)
  • Geran Tarr (D)
  • Cathy Tilton (R)
  • Chris Tuck (D)
Area
[4]
 • Consolidated city-borough 1,944.05 sq mi (5,035.06 km2)
 • Land 1,706.80 sq mi (4,420.59 km2)
 • Water 237.25 sq mi (614.47 km2)
 • Urban
78.8 sq mi (204 km2)
Elevation
102 ft (31 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Consolidated city-borough 291,826
 • Estimate 
(2018)[6]
291,538
 • Rank
  • 1st in Alaska
  • 66th in the United States
 • Density 170.81/sq mi (65.95/km2)
 • Urban
251,243 (US: 149th)[5]
 • Metro
399,148 (US: 134th)
Demonym(s)
  • Anchoragite
  • Anchoriginal (informal)
Time zone UTC-9 (AKST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-8 (AKDT)
ZIP code
99501–99524, 99529-99530, 99599
Area code(s) 907
Geocode 1398242
FIPS code 02-03000
Website Municipality of Anchorage