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ˈsɪt kəSit·ka

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sitka(noun)

    a town in southeastern Alaska that was the capital of Russian America and served as the capital of Alaska from 1867 until 1906


  1. Sitka

    The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly New Archangel under Russian rule, is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean, in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is the largest city-borough in the US, with a land area of 2,870.3 mi² and a total area of 4,811.4 mi². With a population of 8,881 in 2010, Sitka is the fourth-largest city by population in Alaska. Urban Sitka, the part that is usually thought of as the "city" of Sitka, is situated on the west side of Baranof Island. The current name "Sitka" means "People on the Outside of Baranof Island", whose Tlingit name is Sheet’-ká X'áat'l.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sitka

    or New Archangel (1), capital of Alaska, on the W. coast of Baranof Island, overhung by snowy mountains; has a good harbour; salmon fishing and curing the chief employment of most of the inhabitants, mostly Indians.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. sitka

    Called by the Russians New Archangel, is the most important settlement in Alaska. It is situated on the west side of Baranoff Island, in lat. 57° 3′. The population is mainly composed of Indians and Russian half-breeds. A census taken in 1875 made the total number, excluding Indians, 502. For many years Sitka was the headquarters of the Russian American Company. Upon the transfer of the Territory, in 1867, to the United States, Sitka became the headquarters of the military department of Alaska. It remained an army post till 1877, when the garrison was withdrawn. The inhabitants are at present protected from the Indians by a naval vessel.

How to pronounce Sitka?

  1. Alex
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How to say Sitka in sign language?

  1. sitka


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sitka in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sitka in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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