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Various Identification Codes ...

GNIS Codes ...

The U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) was created to address the problems caused by spelling and naming variations. The BGN will usually recognize an existing name or, when necessary, chose a name for a geographic feature (such as a mountain, lake, river, stream, city, town, village, dam, bridge, etc).

The BGN names are kept in a database called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) and it is the official Federal repository. The GNIS is operated and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

A unique and permanent code has been assigned for each name in the GNIS database. These names and identifiers are definitive and it is intended that they are to be used by all departments of the Federal Government:

GNIS ID for Lake Minchumina: 1405185

GNIS ID for Alaska: 1785533

GPS Location - GNIS Coordinates ...

An important aspect of the GNIS code is that it assigns a GPS location (the latitude/longitude) to the geographic feature. This location is simply a point on the map and does not represent the size or shape of the feature. In the case of Lake Minchumina, it is a point within Lake Minchumina that might be a post office, the city hall or simply an intersection - the point should really be considered arbitrary and only indicating a general location.

For Lake Minchumina, the GNIS GPS location is given as:

Lat:   63° 52' 58"   (or 63.9°)

Lon:   -152° 18' 43"   (or -152.31°)   [Map]

Regional Codes ...

For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Lake Minchumina is located in Region #4 (the West Region).

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Lake Minchumina is located in Division #9 (the Pacific Division).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Lake Minchumina is located in Region X (Region 10).

ZIP Codes ...

While some people have used a ZIP code to identify a community, the purpose of the ZIP code was to make mail delivery more efficient by grouping addresses together. Although the ZIP Code doesn't specifically identify a community like Lake Minchumina, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Lake Minchumina. It's important to remember that the boundaries of a ZIP Code are defined by the needs of the USPS and can be changed, re-assigned or overlapped with other ZIP Codes.

The ZIP code for Lake Minchumina: 99757<1>

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #1405185   (Name of Record: Lake Minchumina)

Class: populated place

A place or area having clustered or scattered buildings and a permanent population (such as a city, settlement, town or village). The boundaries may or may not coincide with the perceived population.

A 'populated place' record may have a corresponding 'census' or 'civil' record. The information contained in the 'populated place' record applies only to the class and should not be confused with either the 'census' and 'civil' classes.

County: Yukon-Koyukuk (CA)

Map Name: Mount McKinley D-5

Lat: 63.8827778       Lon: -152.3122222   [Map]

Elev: 216 ft.

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 02/42820   (Place Name: Lake Minchumina)

County: Yukon-Koyukuk (CA)     (FIPS State/County: 02/290)

Class: U9

GSA Code: 1450

MRF Code: 1855

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau



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The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lake Minchumina or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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