Soldotna, Alaska

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Soldotna, Alaska
City
Motto: "In the very heart of the beautiful Kenai Peninsula!"
Location of Soldotna, Alaska
Coordinates: 60°29′12″N 151°4′31″W / 60.48667°N 151.07528°W / 60.48667; -151.07528Coordinates: 60°29′12″N 151°4′31″W / 60.48667°N 151.07528°W / 60.48667; -151.07528
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Kenai Peninsula
Area
 • Total 7.4 sq mi (19.2 km2)
 • Land 6.9 sq mi (18.0 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
Elevation 105 ft (32 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,163
 • Density 603.3/sq mi (231.3/km2)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
ZIP code 99669
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-71640
GNIS feature ID 1414025

Soldotna is a city in Alaska, United States. The town is popular for fishing. The largest King Salmon was caught in Soldotna.[1] The fish weighed 97 lb 4 oz.

The Soldotna Airport is a city-owned, public use airport.

History[change | change source]

In 1947, after World War II, the United States let people have land on the Kenai Peninsula. This was done by the Homestead Act. A road was made from Cooper Landing to Kenai. Soldotna was the place for a bridge over the Kenai River.

Oil was discovered in the Swanson River area in 1957. More people came to the area because of this.

References[change | change source]

  1. Anderson catches 'whopper' his way, Peninsula Clarion, May 20, 1985.