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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Tin City.

This page contains six sections:

Around Tin City ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Brevig Mission. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the east of Tin City. Brevig Mission has a population of 400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Teller. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the southeast of Tin City and has a population of 240 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 from Tin City and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Diomede   [Map]   118   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Wales   [Map]   149   NW   5 miles [8 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Port Clarence   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tin City ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

King Island (Historic)   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the South of Tin City   [Map]
Teller   -   49 miles [78.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Tin City.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Tin City. 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 to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alaska

    Alaska Tourism
    Parks for Alaska

    Fishing in Alaska
    Hunting in Alaska


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 Tin City ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tin City LRRS Airport(TNC/PATC)   [Map]   TNC   ENE   Less than 2 miles
Wales Airport(WAA/PAIW)   [Map]   IWK   NW   6 miles [9.7 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 be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Tin City.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Tin City. 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)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tin City LRRS Airport(TNC/PATC)   [Map]   TNC   ENE   Less than 2 miles
Wales Airport(WAA/PAIW)   [Map]   IWK   NW   6 miles [9.7 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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tin City LRRS Airport   (TNC/PATC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wales Airport   (WAA/PAIW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Diomede Airport   (ICAO: DIO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tin City. 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 Tin City.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Tin City. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tin City) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tin City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 65.5586, Longitude: -167.9481     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tin City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Tin City), 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tin City.