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Knik
Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska

ZipCodes
99654

Motto
the Dog Mushing Center of the World



Page Contents for Knik, Alaska

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.
The population of Knik is approximately 272 1990.
The approximate number of families is 178 1990.
The amount of land area in Knik is 25.216 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 24.947 sq kilometers.
The distance from Knik to Washington DC is 3669 miles.
The distance to the Alaska state capital is 618 miles. (as the crow flies)
Knik is positioned 61.45 degrees north of the equator and 149.74 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Knik average annual precipitation is 16.5 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 6-14 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 47-67 degrees F.

Location

17.5 miles northeast of Anchorage on the west bank of the Knik Arm of Cook Inlet. Here is a map page for Knik from Expedia.com
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history of Knik.

Knik means "fire," and was originally applied to several villages at the head of Cook Inlet. The main village was known as Kinik and listed as such in the 1880 U.S. Census. The community of Knik really developed during the Alaskan gold rush between 1898 and 1916. By 1903, Palmer's Store was built and development grew up from there.
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Attractions

Learn more about Knik

The population is mostly non-Native. Knik is a check-point for the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, and many mushers live in the area. Subsistence-related activities contribute to cash incomes.
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Knik Chamber

Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce
415 East Railroad Avenue
Wasilla, Alaska 99654
Phone: 907-376-1299
Fax: 907-373-2560

Knik Organizations

Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce
415 East Railroad Avenue
Wasilla, Alaska 99654
Phone: 907-376-1299
Fax: 907-373-2560

Knik Schools

Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District Knik

Miscellany

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough is often referred to as Mat-Su

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