in the Kodiak Island Borough
- Area Type
- Place of Interest
- Current Population
- Pronunciation/Other Names
- (uh fog' nack); also see Port Lions
- Community's Judicial District
- Census Designated Place (CDP)
Geography and Climate
- This traditional Alutiiq (Russian-Aleut) village was located on Afognak Bay, on the southwest coast of Afognak Island, north of Kodiak Island.
- The Kodiak Archipelago is warmed by the Japanese current. The climate is similar to Southeast Alaska, with less precipitation. January temperatures range from 14 to 46 °F. July temperatures vary from 39 to 76 °F. Average annual rainfall is 74 inches.
- Community Map Available
- Sq Mi Land
- Sq Mi Water
History and Culture
- The village name was derived from Afognak Island and was first reported in 1839 by Sub-Lt. Mikhail Murashev. The Census of 1890 noted a series of settlements along the beach, including Rutkovsky village, where a group of retired employees of the Russian American Company lived. A post office was maintained intermittently from 1888 to 1958. The Good Friday Earthquake of 1964 generated a tsunami that destroyed the village. A new community was constructed on the northeast coast of Kodiak Island, called Port Lions, and the residents of Afognak moved there permanently in December 1964.
- There are a few small logging camps and fishing lodges on Afognak Island. A community of Russian Old Believers have also settled on the island at Aleneva.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
- Name of Federally Recognized Tribe
- Native Village of Afognak
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- Number of Commercial Fishing Permit Holders
- Number of Commercial Fishing Permits Issued
- CDQ Participant
- Gallon of Heating Fuel
- Gallon of Gasoline
- Transportation is provided by float plane or boat from Kodiak. Float plane access is found in various areas around the island.
- State Ferry
- Cargo Barge
- Road Connection
- Community's Senate District
- Community's House District