About This Place
Tanana ( /tænənɑː/) (Hohudodetlaatl Denh in Koyukon) is a city in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. At the 2000 census the population was 308. It is formerly known as Clachotin. Jetté (1910) records the Koyukon Athabascan name for the village as Hohudodetlaatl Denh, literally, ‘where the area has been chopped’.
Tanana is located at the confluence of the Tanana and Yukon Rivers 65°10′14″N 152°4′33″W / 65.17056°N 152.07583°W / 65.17056; -152.07583 (65.170544, -152.075883).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.6 square miles (40.4 km²), of which, 11.6 square miles (29.9 km²) of it is land and 4.0 square miles (10.4 km²) of it (25.80%) is water.