20 September 2010
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Population: 2,347 (2008)
Coordinates: 59.046751, -158.508665
Area: 35.7 square miles
Dillingham is located on Nushagak Bay, an inlet of Bristol Bay in southwestern Alaska. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.7 square miles, 2.1 square miles of which is water. It lies 327 miles southwest of Anchorage and is a six hour flight from Seattle. Once known as the Pacific salmon capital of the world, commercial fishing remains an important part of Dillingham's local economy.
Information sourced from the Alaska Division of Community and Regional Affairs Community Information Series.