Kodiak, Alaska

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kodiak, Alaska
City
View of Kodiak from Pillar Mountain, 2006
Motto: "Alaska's Emerald Isle"
Location in Alaska
Coordinates: 57°47′35″N 152°23′39″W / 57.79306°N 152.39417°W / 57.79306; -152.39417Coordinates: 57°47′35″N 152°23′39″W / 57.79306°N 152.39417°W / 57.79306; -152.39417[1]
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Kodiak Island
Area
 • Total 6.8 sq mi (12.10 km2)
 • Land 5.4 sq mi (9.5 km2)
 • Water 3.5 sq mi (4.5 km2)
Elevation 49 ft (15 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,130
 • Density 901/sq mi (506.6/km2)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99619, 99697
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-40950
GNIS feature ID 1404875

Kodiak is a city in Alaska. It is one of 7 towns on Kodiak Island.

The Alutiiq people were the first to live on the island. In the 18th century the town became the capital of Russian Alaska. Russia sold Alaska to the United States in 1867. Kodiak became a center for commercial fishing

References[change | change source]