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Petersburg Borough, Alaska
Map
Map of Alaska highlighting Petersburg Borough
Location in the state of Alaska
Map of the USA highlighting Alaska
Alaska's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded January 3, 2013
Seat Petersburg
Largest City Petersburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

3,829 sq mi (9,917 km²)

,
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

3,177
0.8/sq mi (0/km²)
Time zone Alaska: UTC-9/-8
Website: http://ci.petersburg.ak.us
Named for: Petersburg

Petersburg Borough is a borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. According to Census Bureau estimates, the population was 3,177 in 2015. The borough seat is Petersburg.

History

When the borough incorporated in 2013, it took area from the Hoonah–Angoon Census Area and the former Petersburg Census Area. The remaining portion of Petersburg Census Area (including Kake) was added to Prince of Wales–Hyder Census Area. Petersburg Census Area was created in 2008 from the remaining portion of Wrangell–Petersburg Census Area upon the incorporation of the City and Borough of Wrangell. A map of the old Petersburg Census Area boundaries can be seen here:

Geography

Adjacent boroughs and census area

Communities

City

Census-designated places

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