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|• Total||86.7 sq mi (224.7 km2)|
|• Land||86.7 sq mi (224.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)|
|Elevation||3,369 ft (1,027 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-8 (AKDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1400321|
Chisana Historic Mining Landscape
|Location||Extending west ¼ mile from the southeastern end of Chisana Airstrip and parallel to Johnson Creek; expanded to vicinity of Chisana and Gold Hill|
|Area||Originally 30 acres (0.047 sq mi; 0.12 km2); expanded to 27,216 acres (42.525 sq mi; 110.14 km2)|
|Architectural style||Log Cabin|
|NRHP reference No.||85002999 (original)
|Added to NRHP||November 29, 1985|
|Boundary increase||May 14, 1998|
Chisana (also Shushanna) (Tsetsaan’ Na’ in Ahtna) is a ghost town abandoned and a census-designated place (CDP) in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. As of the 2010 Census, the population of the CDP was 0. The English name Chisana derives from the Ahtna Athabascan name Tsetsaan' Na', meaning literally 'copper river' (not to be confused with the river known in English as the Copper River).
In 1985, the community was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district, the Chisana Historic District. This district was substantially enlarged (to encompass more than 27,000 acres (42 sq mi; 110 km2)) and renamed the "Chisana Historic Mining Landscape" in 1998.
Chisana is located at(62.070992, -141.993271).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 86.7 square miles (225 km2), of which 86.7 square miles (225 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it is water. The total area is 0.10% water. Chisana is the highest community in Alaska at 3,318 feet (1,011.3 meters) above sea level.
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