Kodiak, Alaska

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Kodiak, Alaska
Sun'aq
City
View of Kodiak from Pillar Mountain.  At center, from top to bottom: the Near Island Bridge, downtown and the small boat harbor.
View of Kodiak from Pillar Mountain. At center, from top to bottom: the Near Island Bridge, downtown and the small boat harbor.
Motto(s): "Alaska's Emerald Isle"
Location in Alaska
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
Incorporated September 11, 1940[2]
Government
 • Mayor Patricia B. "Pat" Branson[3]
 • State senator Gary Stevens (R)
 • State rep. Louise Stutes (R)
Area[4]
 • Total 5.04 sq mi (13.05 km2)
 • Land 3.48 sq mi (9.00 km2)
 • Water 1.56 sq mi (4.04 km2)
Elevation 49 ft (15 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,130
 • Estimate (2016) 6,191
 • Density 1,229.10/sq mi (474.59/km2)
Time zone Alaska (AKST)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-9)
ZIP code 99615, 99619, 99697
Area code 907
FIPS code 02-40950
GNIS feature ID 1404875
Website City Website

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]

  1. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. 1996 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League/Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs. January 1996. p. 84. 
  3. 2015 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League. 2015. p. 90. 
  4. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 22, 2017.