St. George is located on the northeast shore of St. George Island, the southern-most of the four Pribilof Islands. Over 210 species of birds nest on the cliffs of St. George Island. It lies 47 miles south of St. Paul Island, 750 air miles west of Anchorage, and 250 miles northwest of Unalaska. St. George’s population is predominantly Aleut.
The Pribilof Island seal population and the community’s dependence on it has been a major influence on the local culture. More than a million fur seals congregate on the islands every summer. Residents harvest 500 fur seals each year for subsistence purposes. Halibut, reindeer, marine invertebrates, plants, and berries also contribute to the local diet. Saint George is accessible only by air and sea.