Wales is a town in the Nome Census Area, Alaska, United States. It is the westernmost town on the American mainland. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 square kilometers), all of it land. Wales is located on the westernmost point of the American mainland, Cape Prince of Wales, on the western tip of the Seward Peninsula. It is 111 miles (179 km) northwest of Nome.