Anchorage är en stad och kommun i den amerikanska delstaten Alaska. Inom kommunens gränser bor 291 826 invånare på en yta av 5 079,2 kvadratkilometer. Det innebär att drygt 40% av delstatens befolkning bor i kommunen.
The city is located in the South-central portion of Alaska at the terminus of the Cook Inlet on a peninsula formed by the Knik Arm to the north and the Turnagain Arm to the south. The city limits span 1,961.1 square miles which encompass the urban core, a joint Military base, several outlying communities and almost all of Chugach State Park.
A’s location on the globe puts it within 9 and ½ hours by air to nearly 90% of the industrialized world. For this reason Anchorage is a common refueling stop for many international passenger flights and is home to a major FedEx Hub which the company calls a “critical part”” of its global network of services.
A has been named an All-America City 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.