Unorganized Borough, Alaska

The Unorganized Borough (English for unorganized district) is the part of the U.S. state of Alaska, which is not incorporated in one of the eighteen organized boroughs of Alaska. The Unorganized Borough covers about 970,500 km ², making it larger than Germany and France combined; he is, however, of only about 82,000 people lived ( as of 2000), which accounts for 13 % of the population of Alaska. The largest city in the region is Bethel.

The fact that not the entire area of ​​the State is divided into counties or equivalent entities in the United States comes only in Alaska. Since the U.S. census of 1970, the Unorganized Borough is divided into eleven Census Areas:

  • Aleutians West Census Area
  • Bethel Census Area
  • Dillingham Census Area
  • Hoonah Angoon Census Area -
  • Nome Census Area
  • Petersburg Census Area
  • Prince of Wales- Hyder Census Area
  • Southeast Fairbanks Census Area
  • Valdez - Cordova Census Area
  • Wade Hampton Census Area
  • Yukon - Koyukuk Census Area

With the exception of the incorporated cities, public services are organized directly by the State of Alaska, as the region has no communities.

About the disorganized state of the huge area and its future is discussed lately. In recent years, plans were on to incorporate parts of the Unorganized Boroughs into existing administrative units.