Information About

Unalaska

Quick Facts

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Location

53 ° 52' 25" N,
166 ° 32' 12" W

Region

Aleutians West (CA)

Elevation

13 ft (3.96 m)

Uses

Unalaska in Detail.

About

Village on S shore of Unalaska Bay, Unalaska I., Aleutian Islands.

History

Aleut village reported as "Illyulyuk" by Lieutenant Sarichev (1826, map 14), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), on a map dated 1792. R. H. Geoghegan considers the name to be derived from the Aleut word "ilulaq," meaning "dwelling together harmonious(ly)." The village developed into the commercial center of the Aleutians in the 19th century and the name "Unalaska" derived from the island, became popular usage. The village population was 196 in 1831; 406 in 1889; 317 in 1890; 281 in 1910; 299 in 1920; 226 in 1930; 298 in 1939; and 173 in 1950. The Ounalaska post office was established in 1888; name changed to Unalaska in 1898.

Places Near Unalaska
Bars:

Bailey Ledge, Chelan Bank, Iliuliuk Reef, Priest Rock, Swallow Reef,

Bays:

Agamgik Bay, Amugul Bay, Broad Bay, Captains Bay, Constantine Bay, Dutch Harbor, Erskine Bay, Final Bay, Hive Bay, Iliuliuk Bay, Iliuliuk Harbor, Kalekta Bay, Kisselen Bay, Margaret Bay, Morris Cove, Nateekin Bay, Reese Bay, Small Bay, Summer Bay, Tanaskan Bay, Ugadaga Bay, Ulalux, Unalaska Bay, Uniktali Bay, Wide Bay, Xatacyan Lagoon,

Beaches:

Agnes Beach, Arkansas Beach, Chaluuknax, Ququgan,

Capes:

Agamgim Yaga, Cape Cheerful, Cape Kalekta, Cape Wislow, Chaluuknam Yaga, Chaxsxin Kadaa, Devilfish Point, Eider Point, Obernoi Point, Rocky Point, Spithead, Tanasxan Yaga, Ulakta Head, Uugdagan-yaga, Yagim Aantuudaayulux,

Cities:

Unalaska,

Cliffs:

Bishops Cap, Princess Head,

Hills:

Bunker Hill, Goblers Knob,

Islands:

Amaknak Island, Amugam-tangingin, Arch Rock, Cave Rock, Dushkot Island, Eagle Rock, Expedition Island, Fish Rock, Fox Islands, Hog Island, Needle Rock, North Rock, Round Island, Second Priest Rock, South Amaknak Rocks, Tanasxan Tangingin, Tuscarora Rock, Unalaska Island, Wislow Island,

Lakes:

McLees Lake, Unalaska Lake,

Mountains:

Mount Ballyhoo, Mount Coxcomb, Kiichxix Kangaxtax, Long Mountain, Mount Newhall, Pyramid Peak, Split Top Mountain, Table Top Mountain,

Mountain Passes:

East Channel, South Channel,

Rivers:

Nateekin River, Shaishnikof River,

Streams:

Amugul Creek, Ugadachan Creek,

Valleys:

Makushin Valley,

Cities:

Cheerful (historical), Dutch Harbor, Imagnee (historical), Takamitka (historical), Uknodok (historical),