Dillingham also known as Curyung and (for the southwestern section) Kanakanak, is a city in Dillingham Census Area, Alaska, United States. According to the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92 square kilometers). 33.6 square miles (87 square kilometers) of it is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 square kilometers) of it (5.93%) is water. This may change as the City of Dillingham will likely petition the State of Alaska to increase the size of its boundaries to include most of Nushagak Bay and Wood River, to gain revenue from the Nushagak District and Wood River Special Harvest Area commercial salmon fisheries.