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Tsetsaan' Na'
Chisana's post office
Chisana's post office
Chisana, Alaska is located in Alaska
Chisana, Alaska
Chisana, Alaska
Location in Alaska
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Copper River
 • Total 79.44 sq mi (205.74 km2)
 • Land 79.39 sq mi (205.61 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
3,369 ft (1,027 m)
 • Total 0
 • Density 0.00/sq mi (0.00/km2)
Time zone UTC-9 (Alaska (AKST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-8 (AKDT)
Area code(s) 907
FIPS code 02-13890
GNIS feature ID 1400321
Chisana Historic District
Location Extending west 0.25 miles (0.40 km) from the southern end of Chisana Airstrip
Nearest city Northway
Area 30 acres (12 ha)
Built 1913
NRHP reference No. 85002999
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 29, 1985
Chisana Historic Mining Landscape
Location Address restricted
Nearest city Northway
Area 27,216 acres (11,014 ha)
Built 1913
NRHP reference No. 98000436
Added to NRHP May 14, 1998

Chisana (also Shushanna) (Tsetsaan' Na in Ahtna) is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Copper River 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). The Chisana River joins the Nabesna River just north of Northway Junction, Alaska, to form the Tanana River, a major tributary of the Yukon River. The Chisana Airport consists of a turf and gravel runway which is largely serviced by flights from Tok, Alaska.

In 1985, the community was listed as Chisana Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district.
In 1998 the Chisana Historic Mining Landscape historic district, comprising the community and a wide 27,000 acres (11,000 ha) area located partly in Copper River Census Area and partly in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Chisana is located at 62°4′16″N 141°59′36″W / 62.07111°N 141.99333°W / 62.07111; -141.99333 (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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 148
1930 13 −91.2%
1940 28 115.4%
2020 0
U.S. Decennial Census

Chisana first appeared on the 1920 U.S. Census as an unincorporated community. It appeared twice more in 1930 and 1940. It would not appear again until 2000, when it was made a census-designated place (CDP). However, in both 2000 and 2010, it reported no residents.

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