About the Alaska Counties (Boroughs)
The administrative headquarters of Alaska's 16 counties (boroughs) are located in borough seats. Some of the prominent borough seats of the State of Alaska are:
- King Salmon : King Salmon is the administrative headquarters of the Lake and Peninsula Borough.
- Sand Point : The Aleutians East Borough is administered by the Borough Seat of Sand Point.
- Barrow : Barrow is the Borough Seat of the North Slope Borough.
- Fairbanks : The Fairbanks North Star Borough is administered by the Borough Seat of Fairbanks.
- Soldotna : Soldotna is the Borough Seat of the Kenai Peninsula Borough.
- Anchorage : The Anchorage Borough is administered by the Borough Seat of Anchorage.
- Healy : Healy is the administrative headquarters of the Borough of Haines.
- Sitka : Sitka is the Borough Seat of Sitka Borough.
- Palmer : The Matanuska-Susitna Borough is administered by the Borough Seat of Palmer.
- Kodiak : The Borough Seat of Kodiak is the administrative headquarters of the Kodiak Island Borough.
- Naknek : The Bristol Bay Borough is governed by the Borough Seat of Naknek.
The locations of the borough seats of the State of Alaska are clearly indicated on the Alaska State Map.
The Alaska Borough map shows the locations of Alaska's 11 census zones and 18 Boroughs. Each Borough is administered by a separate Borough seat, while the census area's fall under the jurisdiction of the state government.
Following is a list of select Boroughs and census areas of the State of Alaska, including total population, according to the census of 2000:
List of Counties in Alaska
|Borough Name||Population||Area (sq. mi.)|
|Aleutians East Borough||2697||6988.14|
|Aleutians West Census Area||5465||4396.77|
|Bethel Census Area||16006||40633.31|
|Bristol Bay Borough||1258||504.92|
|Dillingham Census Area||4922||18674.78|
|Fairbanks North Star Borough||82840||7366.24|
|Juneau City and Borough||30711||2716.67|
|Kenai Peninsula Borough||49691||16013.26|
|Ketchikan Gateway Borough||14070||1233.22|
|Kodiak Island Borough||13913||6559.85|
|Lake and Peninsula Borough||1823||23781.96|
|Nome Census Area||9196||23000.91|
|North Slope Borough||7385||88817.12|
|Northwest Arctic Borough||7208||35898.34|
|Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area||6146||7410.62|
|Sitka City and Borough||8835||2873.98|
|Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon Census Area||3436||7896.48|
|Southeast Fairbanks Census Area||6174||24814.86|
|Valdez-Cordova Census Area||10195||34319.1|
|Wade Hampton Census Area||7028||17193.5|
|Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area||6684||5834.94|
|Yakutat City and Borough||808||7650.46|
|Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area||6551||145899.69|
Map of All Counties in Alaska