Current Population: 0 (2003 State Demographer est.)
Incorporation Type: Unincorporated
Borough Located In: Unorganized
School District: Bering Straits Schools
Regional Native Corporation: Bering Straits Native Corp.
Council is located at the terminus of the Nome/Council road, 60 miles northeast of Nome. It lies on left bank of the Niukluk River. It lies at approximately 64.890706° North Latitude and -163.673088° West Longitude. (Sec. 11, T007S, R025W, Kateel River Meridian.) Council is located in the Cape Nome Recording District. The area encompasses 21.8 sq. miles of land and 0.3 sq. miles of water. Council has a continental climate with maritime influences when Norton Sound is ice-free. Its inland location gives greater daily variation in temperatures than nearby coastal communities. Temperatures range from -9 to 64 degrees Fahrenheit.
The community is primarily a summer fish camp site for Nome residents.
Council is a seasonal fish camp. Several Nome residents have homes in Council, used for summer subsistence food-gathering activities.
Council is a seasonal use area for Nome residents. Households must haul water from a central watering point or nearby river. Sewage is deposited in septic tanks or outhouses. Only a few homes have plumbing. There is no central electric system.
Council is connected by road to Nome. There is a State-owned 3,000' long by 60' wide gravel airstrip, but it is not maintained in the winter. Air charter services are available from Nome. Dogsleds and snowmachines are the main means of transportation during the winter.
Council has a continental climate with maritime influences when Norton Sound is ice-free. Its inland location gives greater daily variation in temperatures than nearby coastal communities. Temperatures range from -9 to 64 degrees Fahrenheit.
*Source: Alaska Department of Community & Economic Development
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