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Baranof, Alaska

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Around Baranof ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Sitka. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the west of Baranof. Sitka has a population of 8,600 people.<1>.

The next largest community is Kake. It is located about 34 miles [ km] to the east of Baranof and has a population of 560 people.

The following is a sample of neighboring communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Baranof.<2>

  • Angoon
  • Chatham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatham have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Chatham lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the north of Baranof
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  • Kake
  • Rowan Bay
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowan Bay
    • Rowan Bay lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Baranof
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  • Sitka
  • Tenakee Springs

Curious and Interesting Names Near Baranof ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Baranof.

Airports Near Baranof ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<5> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Baranof and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Baranof.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Baranof.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Baranof) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Baranof. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Baranof

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baranof. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 57.0894, Longitude: -134.8331       In this case, the coordinates for Baranof have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Baranof), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.






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