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Ketchikan (pronounced /ˈkɛtʃ
ɪkæn/) is the fifth most populous city in the U.S. state of Alaska and the southeastern most sizable city in that state. The Alaska Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting nine hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-9) The UTC−9 time zone is used in French Polynesia Gambier Islands United States (AKST— Alaska Standard Daylight saving time ( DST The Alaska Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting nine hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-9) UTC−8 is a band of Timezones separated from the Universal Coordinated Time by 8 hours The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Area code 907 covers the entire state of Alaska, except for the small southeastern Alaska community of Hyder Alaska, which uses the 250 Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government Alaska ( Аляска Alyaska) is a state in the United States of America, in the northwest of the North American continent
Ketchikan's economy is based upon tourism and fishing, and the city is known as the "Salmon Capital of the World. Salmon is the common name for several species of Fish of the family Salmonidae. " The Misty Fjords National Monument is one of the area's major attractions. Misty Fjords National Monument was created December 1, 1978, and covers 2294343 acres
Ketchikan is named after Ketchikan Creek, which flows through the town. Ketchikan comes from the Tlingit name for the creek, Kitschk-hin, the meaning of which is unclear. Not to be confused with the Turkic Telengit people The Tlingit (ˈklɪŋkɪt in English also /-gɪt/ or Tlinkit /ˈtlɪŋkɪt/ which It may mean "the river belonging to Kitschk"; other accounts claim it means "Thundering Wings of an Eagle. "
Ketchikan's post office box zip code, 99950, is the highest zip code ever assigned in the United States. A post office box (often abbreviated PO Box or PO Box) is a uniquely-addressable lockable box located on the premises of a Post office station The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS  Ketchikan also has the world's largest collection of standing totem poles, located at three major locations: Saxman Village, Totem Bight, and the Totem Heritage Center. Totem poles are monumental Sculptures carved from great Trees usually cedar but mostly Western Redcedar, by a number of Indigenous cultures along Saxman is a city on Revillagigedo Island in Ketchikan Gateway Borough in southeastern Alaska, United States.
Ketchikan is located at Revillagigedo Island, 90 miles (145 km) north of Prince Rupert, British Columbia and 235 miles (378 km) south of Juneau, Alaska. Revillagigedo Island is an Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Ketchikan Gateway Borough of the southeastern region of the Prince Rupert is a port city in the province of British Columbia, Canada. British Columbia (ˌbrɪtɨʃ kəˈlʌmbiə ( BC) ( (la Colombie-Britannique C(55. 381111, -131. 664167) on
According to the United States Census Bureau, the City has a total area of 4. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 1 sq mi (10. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 7 km²). Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 3. 4 sq mi (8. 7 km²) of it is land and 0. 8 sq mi (2. 0 km²) of it (18. 60%) is water.
The 1/2-mile span called the Tongass Narrows separates Ketchikan from Gravina Island. Gravina Island is an island in the Gravina Islands of the Alexander Archipelago in southeastern Alaska. In August 2005 the 2005 Highway Bill provided for $223m to build the Gravina Island Bridge (nicknamed "the Bridge to Nowhere" by its critics) between Ketchikan and Gravina Island. The Safe Accountable Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act A Legacy for Users ( SAFETEA-LU) is a bill that governs United States federal surface transportation After years of national and international ridicule over the expense of this project, the Alaska government ultimately chose not to build the bridge, and will spend the appropriated funds elsewhere.
As of 2004, there were 8,044 people, 3,300 households, and 1,997 families residing in the City. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The population density was 2,348. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 6/sq mi (907. 6/km²). It is the most densely populated city in Alaska. There were 3,645 housing units at an average density of 1,080. 6/sq mi (417. 6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 65. 31% White, 0. 84% Black or African American, 19. 80% Native American, 6. 85% Asian, 0. 20% Pacific Islander, 0. 52% from other races, and 6. 68% from two or more races. 3. 38% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 3,300 households out of which 52% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48. 6% were married couples living together, 13. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38. 4% were non-families. 31. 7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7. 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 44 and the average family size was 3. 09.
The population is spread out with 22. 7% under the age of 18, 8. 6% from 18 to 24, 32. 95% from 25 to 44, 22. 35% from 45 to 64, and 9. 3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 101. 93 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102. 0 males.
The median income for a household in the City was $44,807, and the median income for a family was $52,529. Males had a median income of $41,926 versus $30,411 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,484. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 4. 9% of families and 7. 6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 3% of those under age 18 and 4. 8% of those age 65 or over.
In 2007, the population of the city of Ketchikan was reported at 7,685. 
Ketchikan is home to the radio stations KTKN, KFMJ, KRBD, and KGTW. KTKN (930 AM) is a non-commercial Radio station airing talk and Hot adult contemporary music programming in Ketchikan Alaska. KFMJ is a commercial Oldies music Radio station in Ketchikan Alaska, broadcasting on 99 KRBD is a non-commercial Radio station in Ketchikan Alaska, broadcasting on 105 KGTW is a commercial country music Radio station in Ketchikan Alaska, broadcasting on 106 Ketchikan also houses the publishing offices of the Ketchikan Daily News. The Ketchikan Daily News is the primary daily newspaper for Ketchikan, Alaska. The region has no local television programming; local television signals are rebroadcasts of Seattle and Anchorage stations.
Ketchikan serves as a both an air and marine transportation hub for southern Southeast Alaska. The Alaska Panhandle, sometimes referred to as Southeast Alaska, is the southeastern portion of the U
The Ketchikan International Airport both serves as a gateway for Alaska Airlines jet service from Seattle and a bush carrier and charter aircraft hub for destinations like Hyder, Metlakatla, Alaska, and Prince of Wales Island. Ketchikan International Airport is a state-owned public-use Airport located one Nautical mile (2 km west of the Central business district of Alaska Airlines, ( is an airline based in SeaTac, Washington, United States, near Seattle. Hyder is a Census-designated place (CDP in Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area, Alaska, United States. Metlakatla (ˌmɛtləˈkætlə is a Census-designated place (CDP on Annette Island in Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area, Alaska, For other islands named after the Prince of Wales see Prince of Wales Island. Ketchikan also serves as the base for L.A.B. Flying Service's regular flights to Klawock. LAB Flying Service is an American Airline based in Haines, Alaska, U Klawock is a city in Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area in the U
Ketchikan receives service to two separate ferry lines. Ketchikan sits on the Alaska Marine Highway's Inside Passage route and sees a large number of ships northbound (to the rest of Alaska) and southbound (to Prince Rupert, British Columbia — where a six hour connection can be made to the BC Ferries system — and Bellingham, Washington). Alaska Marine Highway or the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS is a Ferry service operated by the government of the U Inside Passage of the Alaska Panhandle and coastal British Columbia is a coastal route for oceangoing vessels along a series of passages between the mainland and the Prince Rupert is a port city in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Bellingham, Washington is the County seat of Whatcom County in the U Ketchikan also sees regular day service from the Alaska Marine Highway vessel M/V Lituya, a day boat that shuttles between Ketchikan and Metlakatla, its homeport.
The newly-inaugurated Inter-Island Ferry Authority serves Ketchikan daily (and, in the summer, twice daily) with the dayboat M/V Prince of Wales from its homeport in Hollis on Prince of Wales Island. The Inter-Island Ferry Authority ( IFA) is a Ferry service in the U Hollis is a Census-designated place (CDP in Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area, Alaska, United States. Ketchikan often serves as a connection between the Prince of Wales and mainline Alaska Marine Highway vessels that run to the rest of Southeast Alaska.
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Gero, cho 下呂町 （げろちょう）
Maze, mura 馬瀬村 （まぜむら）
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