City Government of Sand Point, Alaska

Sand Point, also known as Qagun Tayagungin, is a city in Aleutians East Borough, Alaska, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 952, by 2009, the population had risen to 962.

It is located on northwestern Popof Island, off the Alaska Peninsula. It is in the Aleutians East Borough of Alaska, and is near the entrance to the Bering Sea.

Almost half the inhabitants are of Aleut descent, mainly from the Qagan Tayagungin tribe, and support themselves by fishing and fish processing.

There is a cold storage and fish-processing plant owned and operated by Trident Seafoods and Peter Pan has a support facility.

Sand Point has an airport with a 4,000 feet paved runway and daily flights (weather permitting) to Anchorage, 575 nautical miles to the northeast.

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