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The Alaska state capital is Juneau.

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The population of King Cove is approximately 723 (2004), 938 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 207 (2000), 181 (2010).

The amount of land area in King Cove is 7.534 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in King Cove is 25.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 5.091 sq kilometers.
The distance from King Cove to Washington DC is 4262 miles. The distance to the Alaska state capital is 1143 miles. (as the crow flies)
King Cove is positioned 55.05 degrees north of the equator and 162.29 degrees west of the prime meridian.

King Cove per capita income is $17,791 (2000).
King Cove median income is $45,893 (2000).

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King Cove location: 625 miles southwest of Anchorage and 18 miles southeast of Cold Bay in southwestern Alaska on the south side of the Alaska Peninsula on a sand spit fronting Deer Passage and Deer Island.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for King Cove is maritime with fog in the summer and high winds in the winter. Temperatures general average 25 to 55 with a range of -9 to 76.
King Cove average annual precipitation is 33 inches per year.
King Cove average annual snowfall is 52 inches per year.
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King Cove history:

King Cove is also known as Agdaagux.

The community was founded in 1911 when a salmon cannery was built here by the Pacific American Fisheries. Most residents were Scandinavian, European and Unangan fishermen. The cannery operated until 1976 when it partially burned in a fire. Due to regulations, rebuilding was not possible.
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The Agdaagux Tribe of King Cove is a federally recognized tribe in the community. King Cove is 47.9% Alaska Native or part Native.

King Cove is accessible by air and sea only. There is a 3,360 foot long gravel airstrip. Gale force winds often disrupt air strip landings and take-offs. The north harbor is ice-free year-round.

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Economy & Industry

King Cove economy: mainly dependent on commercial fishing and processing. These businesses often employ many seasonal workers.
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