Ketchikan is a city in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska, United States, the southeasternmost sizable city in that state. With an estimated population of 7,368 in 2010, it is the fifth most populous city in the state.
Ketchikan's economy is based upon tourism and fishing, and the city is known as the "Salmon Capital of the World." The Misty Fjords National Monument is one of the area's major attractions.
Ketchikan is named after Ketchikan Creek, which flows through the town. Ketchikan comes from the Tlingit name for the creek, Kitschk-
Ketchikan's secondary post office box ZIP code, 99950, is the highest ZIP code ever assigned in the United States. Most residents use the ZIP code 99901. Ketchikan also has the world's largest collection of standing totem poles, located at three major locations: City of Saxman, Totem Bight, and the Totem Heritage Center. The totem poles are replicas made during the Roosevelt Administration. The CCC put the natives to work replicating their hertitage in the totems they carved.
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