Wrangell is a city and borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. At the 2010 census the population was 2,369. Its Tlingit name is Ḵaachx̱aana.áak'w. The Tlingit people residing in the Wrangell area, who were there centuries before Europeans, call themselves the Shtax'héen Ḵwáan after the nearby Stikine River. Alternately they use the autonym Shx'át Ḵwáan, where the meaning of shx'át is unknown.
Wrangell was part of the former Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area until its incorporation as a city-and-borough on May 30, 2008. The Central (urban) part of Wrangell is located in the northwest corner of Wrangell Island, whereas the borough now encompasses the entire eastern half of the former Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area, in addition to the area around Meyers Chuck, which was formerly in the Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area.