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Kykotsmovi Village, Arizona

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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 new 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 identification number 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 Kykotsmovi Village: 1866988

GNIS ID for Navajo County: 42808

GNIS ID for Arizona: 1779777

FIPS Codes ...

In a past effort, various federal agencies worked together to create a set of codes with a purpose similar to the GNIS codes. These codes are called the Federal Information Processing Standard (or the FIPS 55 codes). Although they are still used by some organizations, the FIPS codes are obsolete and will ultimately be replaced by the GNIS codes.

The following FIPS codes apply to Kykotsmovi Village:

Place (Community) Code:  39100
State Code:  04 (Arizona)
County Code:  017 (Navajo County)

Since the Place and County FIPS codes are not unique and can be repeated in other States, it's necessary to combine the State code with the Place and County FIPS codes to uniquely identify them - for example:

State/Place Code:  04/39100
State/County Code:  04/017

As already mentioned, the FIPS codes are to be replaced by the GNIS codes. The following reflect those changes:

 FIPS Code   translates to   GNIS Code
State of Arizona:    04   1779777
Navajo County:    04/017   42808
Kykotsmovi Village:    04/39100   1866988

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 Kykotsmovi Village, it is a point within Kykotsmovi Village 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 Kykotsmovi Village, the GNIS GPS location is given as:

Lat:   35° 52' 27"   (or 35.87°)

Lon:   -110° 37' 24"   (or -110.62°)   [Map]

Regional Codes ...

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

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Kykotsmovi Village is located in Division #8 (the Mountain Division).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Kykotsmovi Village is located in Region IX (Region 9).

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. Kykotsmovi Village is located in Region IX (Region 9).

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 village like Kykotsmovi Village, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Kykotsmovi Village. 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 Kykotsmovi Village: 86039<1>

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #25471   (Name of Record: Kykotsmovi)

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: Navajo

Map Name: Kykotsmovi

Lat: 35.8752812       Lon: -110.6204145   [Map]

Elev: 1730 ft.

GNIS ID #1866988   (Name of Record: Kykotsmovi Village)

Class: populated place

County: Navajo

Map Name: Shungopavi

Lat: 35.8741701       Lon: -110.6234701   [Map]

Elev: 1732 ft.

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 04/39090   (Place Name: Kykotsmovi)

County: Navajo     (FIPS State/County: 04/017)

Class: U6

Identifies a populated place (ie- Kykotsmovi Village) that is wholly or substantially located outside the boundaries of any incorporated place or CDP (Census Designated Place) that has an authoritative common name recognized by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

FIPS Code: 04/39100   (Place Name: Kykotsmovi Village)

County: Navajo     (FIPS State/County: 04/017)

Class: U1

GSA Code: 251

MRF Code: 187

FIPS Code: 04/49290   (Place Name: New Oraibi)

County: Navajo     (FIPS State/County: 04/017)

Class: U8

Identifies a populated place (in this case, Kykotsmovi Village) located wholly or substantially outside the boundaries of an incorporated place or CDP (Census Designated Place) but whose name has not been verified as authoritative by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Part-of-Code: 39100

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The official website of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Footnotes ...

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






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