in the Kenai Peninsula Borough
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- Current Population
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- 2013 Department of Labor Estimate
- Pronunciation/Other Names
- (cal I forn' skee); formerly Kalifonsky
- Community's Judicial District
- Census Designated Place (CDP)
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Geography and Climate
- Kalifornsky is located on the Kenai Peninsula on the east shore of Cook Inlet. This area lies on Kalifornsky Beach Road. It lies off the Sterling Highway, 10 miles south of the City of Kenai.
- Winter temperatures range from 14 to 27 °F; summer temperatures vary from 45 to 65 °F. Average annual precipitation is 24 inches.
- Community Map Available
- Sq Mi Land
- Sq Mi Water
History and Culture
- The village of Kalifornsky was first noted in 1916 by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. "Kali" means fishermen. The family name "Kalifornsky" is attributed to a Dena'ina Indian who worked at the Fort Ross colony in California between 1812 and the 1820s. Peter Kalifornsky, now deceased, was born in the village and was the last fluent speaker of the Lower Cook Inlet dialect of the Dena'ina language.
- It is a geographic location on the Kenai Peninsula. Most residents are non-Native.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- Access to the Sterling Highway exists. Nearby Kenai offers an airport and boating facilities.
- State Ferry
- Cargo Barge
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- Community's Senate District
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