geographical name Sit·ka \ˈsit-kə\

Definition of Sitka

  1. city facing the Pacific on the western coast of Baranof Island in southeastern Alaska population 8881 Founded by a Russian fur trader in 1804, Sitka became the chief town of Russian America. It was the site of formal transfer of Alaska from Russia to the U.S. in 1867 and served as capital of Alaska under U.S. rule until 1900.

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