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Buckland River
Buckland River is located in Alaska
Buckland River
Location of the mouth of the Buckland River in Alaska
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Northwest Arctic
Physical characteristics
Main source Confluence of the river's north and south forks
South of the Selawik Hills, Seward Peninsula
146 ft (45 m)
River mouth Eschscholtz Bay on Kotzebue Sound of the Chukchi Sea
40 miles (64 km) southwest of Selawik
0 ft (0 m)
Length 67 mi (108 km)

The Buckland River (Kaniq in Inupiaq) is a stream, 67 miles (108 km) long, in the U.S. state of Alaska. It flows northwest to the Chukchi Sea at Eschscholtz Bay, 40 miles (64 km) southwest of Selawik in the Northwest Arctic Borough.

Naval officer Frederick William Beechey named the river in 1826 for a geology professor at the University of Oxford in England. Other 19th-century names for the river included Russian translations of the Inuit as Kanyk and the Koyukon Indian as Kotsokhotana. Another translation of the Inuit was Kung-uk.

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