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largest municipality in Alaska, is located in the southcentral region at the
head of Cook Inlet. Anchorage Borough stretches nearly 50
miles from Eklutna to Portage Glacier, covering almost 2,000 square miles –
roughly the size of Delaware.
The Greater Anchorage Area Borough was
formed on January 1, 1964. By the
end of the 1970’s the population of the greater Anchorage area had
increased to 184,775, half the population of the entire state. In great
part because of this growth,
in 1975 the two local governmental
entities, the City of Anchorage and the Greater Anchorage Area Borough
combined to form a new government - the Municipality of
Annexations of the cities of Girdwood
and Glen Alps culminated in an
election that merged the Borough and City on September 15, 1975.
This new political entity stretched from Eklutna and
Eagle River in the north to Portage in the south,
from the Chugach State Park in the east to Turnagain and Knik Arms in
the west, encompassing nearly 1,955 square miles.