is a city in the Nome Census Area in the Unorganized Borough of
the U.S. state of Alaska, located on the southern Seward Peninsula coast on
Norton Sound of the Bering Sea. According to the 2010 Census, the city
population was 3,598. Nome was incorporated on April 9, 1901, and was once the
most populous city in Alaska. Nome lies within the region of the Bering Straits
The city of Nome claims to be home to the world's largest gold pan, although
this claim has been disputed by the Canadian city of Quesnel, British Columbia.
In the winter