Wrangell is a city and borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. At the 2000 census the population was determined to be 2,308. It is located on the northern tip of Wrangell Island, an island in the Alaska Panhandle. The city was part of the former Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area until its incorporation as a city-and-borough on June 1, 2008. Tlingit people and their ancestors have inhabited this island for thousands of years, much before the European settlers arrived.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 70.8 square miles. 45.3 square miles of it is land and 25.6 square miles of it (36.10%) is water.
The primary industry of the city is fishing, and it is also a tourist destination. The large wood processing factory in Wrangell closed down some time ago.