Kiara O’Neill. The Five Regions Alaska has five main regions: Southeast Southcentral Southwest Interior Arctic

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<p>Kiara ONeill The Five Regions Alaska has five main regions: Southeast Southcentral Southwest Interior Arctic CITES AND TOWNS: Barrow Population: 4,346 Kotzebue Population: 3,332 Nome Population: 3,757 LANDMARKS AND FEATURES: Southern Border marked by Brooks Range, Northern marked by Arctic Ocean Many rivers located in this region Land is mostly treeless tundra WEATHER The Arctic region has extreme lows, coldest in Alaska Annual precipitation is generally less than 10 inches The temperate varies throughout the year, from - 50 F 40 F LANDSCAPE The sun is absent for a whole month during the winter, and does not set for an entire month in the summer The majority of the Arctic is treeless tundra Permafrost exists throughout most of this region North Slope Borough Population: 9,430 Demographics: 64% Native Alaskan, 19% White, 8% Two or more Races, 6% Asian, 3% Hispanic or Latino Nome Census Area Population: 9,492 Demographics: 75% Native Alaskan, 12% White, 4% Two or more Races, 1% Hispanic or Latino Northwest Arctic Borough Population: 7,810 Demographics: 80% Native Alaskan, 14% White, 6% Two or more Races Oil and Natural Gas are an important resource Minerals, such as zinc are mined in the Red Dog Mine Wildlife including birds, caribou, and polar bears, attracts tourists and hunters alike Works Cited-Arctic "Alaska By Region." Alaska Kids' Corner, State of Alaska. State of Alaska, n.d. Web. 28 Mar "AlaskaKids." AlaskaKids. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar Hogan, Kevin Deadhorse - Oil Drill Rig Crop Deadhorse, Alaska. Map of Alaska with five regions. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Mar "Northwest Arctic Borough QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau." Northwest Arctic Borough QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar Yungel, Jim. NASA ICE: Barrow Alaska. N.d. Barrow, Alaska. Web. 28 Mar CITIES AND TOWNS North Pole Population: 2,117 Tanana Population: 246 Fairbanks Population: 30,312 LANDMARKS AND FEATURES Region is bordered on the South by the Alaskan Range, and on the North by the Brooks Range Mt. McKinley, or Denali Yukon River Tanana River WEATHER The Interior has more extreme temperature changes than any other region, going from -20F- 70F The amount of precipitation received yearly is approximately 10 inches LANDSCAPE This region primarily wilderness, is filled with wildlife Boreal forests with many mountain ranges throughout Several major rivers and lakes Southeast Fairbanks Census Area Population: 7,029 Demographics: 79% White, 13% Native Alaskan, 5% Two or more Races, 2% Hispanic or Latino Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area Population:5,588 Demographics: 71% Native Alaskan, 25% White, 4% Two or more Races Fairbanks North Star Borough Population: 99,192 Demographics: 78% White, 6% Black or African American, 7% Native Alaskan, 4% Hispanic or Latino, 3% Two or more Races, 2% Asian Denali Borough Population: 1,826 Demographics: 87% White, 5% Native Alaskan, 5% Two or more Races, 3% Hispanic or Latino Interior Alaska is home the Trans-Alaska Pipeline which transports oil across the state Minerals are abundant here, and this region is home to the Fort Knox Gold Mine Tourism is important Works Cited-Interior "Alaska By Region." Alaska Kids' Corner, State of Alaska. State of Alaska, n.d. Web. 28 Mar "AlaskaKids." AlaskaKids. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar Clifton, Kathy, and Jesse Clifton. Fall In Interior Alaska N.p. Kramer, Robert. Alaska Pipeline Fairbanks, Alaska. Map of Alaska with five regions. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Mar "Northwest Arctic Borough QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau." Northwest Arctic Borough QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar CITIES AND TOWNS Bethel Population: 6,080 Dillingham Population: 2,329 Port Heiden Population: 102 LANDMARKS AND FEATURES Home to Aleutian Range Lake Illiamna Kuskokwim River Southern part of Yukon River The Aleutian Chain, the longest archipelago of small islands in the world, also sits on the Ring of Fire WEATHER Mild region, but the coast is hit with powerful storms that cause much damage This region averages 30 inches of precipitation per year The yearly highs and lows of the temperature stay between 0F-65F LANDSCAPE Grasslands Volcanic areas Rivers Lakes Hundreds of islands, along with many ports Very few roads, accessible by air or water Dillingham Census Area Population: 4,847 Demographics: 76% Native Alaskan, 24% White Bethel Census Area Population:17,013 Demographics: 82% Native Alaskan, 13% White, 4% Two or more Races, 1% Asian Wade Hampton Census Area Population: 7,459 Demographics: 93% Native Alaskan, 5% White, 2% Two or more Races Lake and Pennisula Borough Population: 1,631 Demographics: 74% Native Alaskan, 19% White, 7% Two or more Races Aleutians East Borough Population: 3,141 Demographics: 37% Native Alaskan, 27% Asian,25% White, 7% Other Races, 4% Two or more Races In the Southwest, the largest industry by far has been commercial fishing and seafood Bristol Bay is the worlds largest salmon fishery Minerals have been found in huge deposits throughout this region Works Cited-Southwest "Alaska By Region." Alaska Kids' Corner, State of Alaska. State of Alaska, n.d. Web. 28 Mar "AlaskaKids." AlaskaKids. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar Hawkinson, Rick. Libby's Koggiung Cannery, Kvichak River Bristol Bay, Alaska. Hawkinson, Rick. Nornak, Naknek, Bristol Bay, Alaska Bristol Bay, Alaska. Map of Alaska with five regions. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Mar "Northwest Arctic Borough QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau." Northwest Arctic Borough QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar CITIES AND TOWNS Anchorage Population: 291,826 Kenai Population: 7,100 Homer Population: 5,003 LANDMARKS AND FEATURES This region is bounded by Gulf of Alaska to the south and the Alaskan Range to the north, and by the Aleutian Range and the Chugach Mountains to the west and east respectively Prince William Sound Kachemak Bay WEATHER Climate is moderated by the ocean Each winter there is from inches of snow, depending on part of the region Highs and lows remain above zero all year round LANDSCAPE Mountainous in the northern area In the southern part it is more coastal Fjords, inlets, and mud flats Many rivers and lakes Matanuska-Susitna Borough Population: 88,995 Demographics: 87% White, 6% Two or more Races, 5% Native Alaskan, 2% Hispanic or Latino Kodiak Island Borough Population: 13,592 Demographics: 60% White, 15% Native Alaskan, 15% Asian, 5% Hispanic or Latino, 5% Two or more Races Kenai Peninsula Borough Population: 55,400 Demographics: 86% White, 7% Native Alaskan, 4% Two or more Races, 2% Hispanic or Latino Municipality of Anchorage Population: 298,610 Demographics: 65% White, 8% Native Alaskan, 8% Asian, 7% Two or more Races, 7% Hispanic or Latino, 5% Black or African American Valdez-Cordova Census Area Population: 9,636 Demographics: 76% White, 13% Native Alaskan, 6% Two or more Races, 4% Asian, 1% Latino or Hispanic Being the most easily accessible region, tourism plays a large part in its economy Fishing and seafood are also important The Trans-Alaska Pipeline ends in Valdez, and oil tankers transport the product from the north Works Cited-Southcentral "Alaska By Region." Alaska Kids' Corner, State of Alaska. State of Alaska, n.d. Web. 28 Mar "AlaskaKids." AlaskaKids. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar Map of Alaska with five regions. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Mar "Northwest Arctic Borough QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau." Northwest Arctic Borough QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar Spiro, Lenny. Cruise Ship In Alaska N.p. Wonderlane. Snowy Kenai Mountain Range Homer, Alaska. Web. CITIES AND TOWNS Yakutat Population: 662 Juneau Population: 31,275 Ketchikan Population: 8,050 LANDMARKS AND FEATURES Coastal Mountains Inside Passage Dixon Entrance Many Naturally occurring Fjords 16 Tidewater Glaciers WEATHER Mild, maritime climate because of proximity to the ocean Averages 200 inches of precipitation per year, mostly rain Warmest and wettest region of Alaska LANDSCAPE Land was carved by moving glaciers Mountainous region Many Islands Deep Fjords Rainforest environment City and Borough of Sitka Population:8,881 Demographics: 75% White, 25% Native Alaskan Hoonah-Angoon Census Area Population: 2,150 Demographics: 60% White, 35% Native Alaskan, 5% Two or more Races City and Borough of Yakutat Population: 662 Demographics: 50% White, 40% Native Alaskan, 10% Two or more Races Haines Borough Population: 2,508 Demographics: 89% White, 11% Native Alaskan Petersburg Census Area Population: 3,815 Demographics: 71% White, 16% Native Alaskan, 9% Two or more Races, 4% Hispanic or Latino City and Borough of Juneau Population: 32,164 Demographics: 75% White, 13% Native Alaskan, 7% Two or more Races, 5% Asian Ketchikan Gateway Borough Population: 13,477 Demographics: 70% White, 15% Native Alaskan, 8% Asian, 7% Two or more Races Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area Population: 6,210 Demographics: 53% White, 40% Native Alaskan, 7% Two or more Races City and Borough of Wrangell Population: 2,369 Demographics: 72% White, 16% Native Alaskan, 6% Two or more Races, 6% Asian Home to the capital of Alaska, the Southeast attracts many tourists and cruise liners Due to its rainforest climate, logging is an important part of the economy Works Cited-Southeast "Alaska By Region." Alaska Kids' Corner, State of Alaska. State of Alaska, n.d. Web. 28 Mar "AlaskaKids." AlaskaKids. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar Irischao. Skagway, Alaska Skagway, Alaska. Kroscavage, Thomas. TB Ketchikan, Alaska. Map of Alaska with five regions. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Mar "Northwest Arctic Borough QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau." Northwest Arctic Borough QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Mar</p>