Islamic Clothing Anchorage, Alaska – Hijab, Arabic Clothing Stores and Shops Information



Anchorage is a consolidated city-borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. With an estimated 279,243 municipal residents in 2008 (359,180 residents within the Metropolitan Statistical Area),it is Alaska’s largest city and constitutes more than 40 percent of the state’s total population; only New York has a higher percentage of residents who live in the state’s largest city. Anchorage has been named All-AmericaCity four times, in 1956, 1965, 1984/85, and 2002, by the National Civic League. It has also been named by Kiplinger as the most tax friendly city in the United States.

Anchorage, unlike every other large town in Alaska south of the Brooks Range, was neither fishing nor mining camp. The area within tens of miles of Anchorage is barren of significant economic metal minerals; there is no fishing fleet operating out of Anchorage. The city grew from its happenstance choice as the site, in 1914, of a railroad construction port for the Alaska Railroad. The railroad was built between 1915 and 1923. Ship Creek Landing, where the railroad headquarters was located, quickly became a tent city; Anchorage was incorporated on November 23, 1920. The city’s economy in the 1920s centered around the railroad. Between the 1930s and the 1950s, the city experienced massive growth as air transportation and the military became increasingly important. Merrill Field opened in 1930, and Anchorage International Airport opened in 1951. Elmendorf Air Force Base and FortRichardson were constructed in the 1940s.

Islamic Clothing information can be obtained from the following Islamic shops, and mosques in Anchorage and surrounding areas.

  1. Islamic Community Center of Anchorage Alaska
  2. Islam In Alaska

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