Aleutians East Borough, Alaska

The Aleutians East Borough ( German: Eastern Aleutian District ) is a district in the state of Alaska in the United States of America. Here live 2697 inhabitants. The administrative headquarters ( Borough Seat) is Sandpoint.

The district has an area of ​​38,880 square kilometers, which is slightly more than the area of ​​Baden -Württemberg. Of these, 18 099 square kilometers of land and 20,781 square kilometers ( 53.45 percent) of water.

The Borough includes the western part of the Alaska Peninsula and some islands in the eastern Aleutian Islands as the Pavlof and the Sanak Islands, and the islands of Shumagin.

Parts of the National Wildlife Refuges Alaska Maritime and Alaska Peninsula and the entire Izembek National Wildlife Refuge are in the Aleutians East Borough.

The region is inhabited by the Unangan since the last ice age. The first contacts with Europeans were held by Russian fur traders. During the Battle of the Aleutian Islands during World War II, many residents were evacuated to Ketchikan.