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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
BoroughKodiak Island
IncorporatedSeptember 11, 1940[2]
Government
 • MayorPatricia B. "Pat" Branson[3]
 • State senatorGary Stevens (R)
 • State rep.Louise Stutes (R)
Area
 • Total5.04 sq mi (13.05 km2)
 • Land3.48 sq mi (9.00 km2)
 • Water1.56 sq mi (4.04 km2)
Elevation
49 ft (15 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total6,130
 • Estimate 
(2016)
6,191
 • Density1,229.10/sq mi (474.59/km2)
Time zoneAlaska (AKST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-9 (AKDT)
ZIP code
99615, 99619, 99697
FIPS code02-40950
GNIS feature ID1404875
WebsiteCity 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

  1. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. https://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. 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. https://www2.census.gov/geo/docs/maps-data/data/gazetteer/2016_Gazetteer/2016_gaz_place_02.txt. Retrieved Jun 22, 2017.