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Council, Alaska

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The location of Council

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Council.

This page contains six sections:

Around Council ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Elim. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the southeast of Council. Elim has a population of 340 people.<1>

The next largest community is White Mountain. It is located about 16 miles [25 km] to the southeast of Council and has a population of 200 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Council and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Golovin   [Map]   160   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirDistance
Bluff   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Pilgrim Springs   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Salmon Lake   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Solomon   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Council ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Council.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Council ...

Looking for more information about Council? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Council, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Council.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Council. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Websites We Enjoy ...

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

For the State of Alaska

    Alaska Tourism
    Parks for Alaska

    Fishing in Alaska
    Hunting in Alaska

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alaska Statewide Tourism
    Council Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Council

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alaska

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alaska

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alaska

Airports Near Council ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Council.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Council Airport (FAA ID: K29)   [Map]   WNW   Less than 2 miles
Solomon State Fld. Airport (FAA ID: AK26)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Nome Airport (OME/PAOM)   [Map]   WSW   58 miles [93.3 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Council.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Council. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Nome Airport (OME/PAOM)   [Map]   WSW   58 miles [93.3 km]
Unalakleet Airport (UNK/PAUN)   [Map]   SE   110 miles [177 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Council Airport (FAA ID: K29)   [Map]   WNW   Less than 2 miles
Solomon State Fld. Airport (FAA ID: AK26)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Nome Airport   (OME/PAOM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Unalakleet Airport   (UNK/PAUN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Council. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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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 Council.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Council) 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 Council. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Council

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Council. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.8950, Longitude: -163.6767     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Council), 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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