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Governorate of Yakutat
Якутатская губерния
Governorate of Alaska
Timeline: Russian America

OTL equivalent: Portions of Alaska, British Columbia, and the Yukon.
Flag of Yakutat (Russian America)
Flag of Yakutat
Location of Yakutat (Russian America)
Location of Yakutat
(and largest city)
Other cities Gustavus
Language Russian
  others Eastern Orthodoxy
Demonym Yakutatian
Area 133,430 km² (10th)
Population 699,628 (16th)
Admission 1940
Time zone AST (UTC-9)
  summer ADT (UTC-8)
Abbreviations YA, AK-YA

The Governorate of Yakutat (Russian: Якутатская губерния, Yakutatskaya guberniya), commonly known as Yakutat (Якутат), is a governorate of the Alaskan Democratic Federative Republic. The governorate forms the northernmost boundary of New Russia, and is bordered by Sitka to the south, the Yukon to the north, and Kenai to the west.

The majority of the governorate is mountainous and covered in glaciers (giving it the nickname the "Ice Governorate" or the "Glacier Governorate"). Most of the population is located in the gubernatorial capital Slavorossiysk, though it does has a population spread in the few habitable areas of the governorate. It is due to this isolationist fell that the region became its own governorate in 1940. Despite this feel, Slavorossiysk has been connected to the entire country via railroad since the early 20th century, and its southern coast hosting one of the connections between Baranof Island (which hosts the national capital New Archangel) and the rest of the country.

The region was originally home to the Tlingit people. The name Yakutat originates from the Tlingit word "yaakwdaat," which is the name of the region of modern day Slavorossiysk. Under Russian rule, the region became a fishing hub. The regions isolation made it a safe haven for Russian undesirables (including Protestants). This stayed true during the Alaskan Wars as the region faced little bloodshed and acted as a barrier and safe haven between communists and nationalists.

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