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The population of Larsen Bay is approximately 147 (1990), 87 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 74 (1990), 34 (2010).

The amount of land area in Larsen Bay is 13.37 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Larsen Bay is 5.16 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 5.997 sq kilometers.
The distance from Larsen Bay to Washington DC is 3931 miles. The distance to the Alaska state capital is 792 miles. (as the crow flies)
Larsen Bay is positioned 57.55 degrees north of the equator and 154.01 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Larsen Bay location: about 65 air miles from Kodiak on the western coast of Kodiak Island. Other Kodiak Island Borough cities include Akhiok, Karluk, Old Harbor, Ouzinkie and Port Lions. Larsen Bay is accessibly only by water or air. Regular and charter flights are available. A gravel airstrip is available as is a seaplane base.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Larsen Bay is moderate. The Islands, in general, have a strong marine influence. There is often fog and clouds, but very little freezing temperatures. The temperature generally ranges from 32 to 62. The worst storms occur mostly from December through February.

This page gives weather data using 30 year averages.
Larsen Bay average annual precipitation is 23 inches per year.
Larsen Bay average annual snowfall is 18.9 inches per year.
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History & History Related Items

Larsen Bay history:

Larsen Bay was named for Peter Larsen, a local hunter and guide. Though the area was inhabited for thousands of years, the first non-natives to come were the Russian fur traders around 1750. Later in the early 1800's, a tannery was built. A cannery was built here in 1911. The area has been the site for hundreds of important archaeological artifacts.

Here is a history page for Larsen Bay.
The incorporation date of Larsen Bay: 1974

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Larsen Bay attractions:

Larsen Bay is known as a center for both commercial and sport fishing.

Learn more about Kodiak Island at this informative website.

See some pictures of Bears at Larsen Bay on Kodiak Island.

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Economy & Industry

Larsen Bay economy: mainly based on fishing and the fishing industry. Some tourist services businesses are also located here.
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