Anchorage, Alaska, United States of America
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Anchorage, municipality in southern Alaska, a seaport on the Knik Arm of Cook Inlet. Anchorage is the largest city in the state and serves as the transportation and commercial center for much of central and western Alaska. It is connected to the Alaska Highway, a road from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to Fairbanks, Alaska, by Glenn Highway, and is served by Anchorage International Airport, which is a major international hub for air freight. The city's economy is largely associated with Alaska's petroleum, natural-gas, and fishing industries. In addition, tourism is a growing part of the economy. Two nearby United States military bases built during World War II (1939-1945), Fort Richardson and Elmendorf Air Force Base, are important local employers. The Museum of Art and History, a sports arena, a convention center, and the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts were built during the 1980s. Alaska Pacific University (1959) and the Anchorage campus of the University of Alaska (1954) system are in Anchorage.
The community was established in 1914 and 1915 as the main supply base for the Alaska Railroad to Fairbanks. Anchorage was incorporated in 1920. It grew rapidly during World War II, when it became the headquarters for the U.S. Alaska Defense Command. An earthquake on March 27, 1964, caused several deaths and extensive damage to the city. According to the 1990 census, whites constitute 80.7 percent of the city's population; blacks, 6.4 percent; Native Americans, 6.4 percent; and people of Asian background 4.8 percent. Hispanics, who may also be counted among other groups, constitute 4.1 percent of the population. Population (1980) 174,431; (1990) 226,338.
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