Barrow, Alaska

Barrow is the largest city of the North Slope Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska and is located above the Arctic Circle. It is the 10th northernmost city in the world and is the northernmost city in the United States of America.

An important historical site in the area is the Birnick archaeological site which contains 16 dwelling mounds of a culture believed to have existed from 500-900 AD. The archaeological findings are considered a key link between the prehistoric cultures of Alaska and Canada. Another interesting site is the Cape Smythe Whaling and Trading Station in nearby Browerville. Cape Smythe was built as a whaling station in 1893 and is the oldest frame building in the Arctic.

Things to See & Do

* Whale watching
* Inupiat Heritage Center
* Northern LIghts
* Birnick archaeological site
* Cape Smythe Whaling and Trading Station

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Population – 4,212 approx
Land Area – 47.6km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus nine hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Transport Links – There no roads connecting the city to the rest of Alaska. Barrow is served by Alaska Airlines with passenger jet service at the Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport from Anchorage and Fairbanks.

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