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Akhiok is a small town located on Kodiak Island off the southern coast of Alaska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 71 residents. Akhiok is Kodiak Island's southernmost village. In the early 1800s, Russians established a sea otter hunting settlement at Humpy Cove in this area. By 1881, residents had moved to the present site at Alitak Bay due to a switch to fishing as their main source of livelihood. Fishing is still the main industry for villagers who are involved directly in fishing for salmon and halibut, or work in a nearby cannery. Akhiok encompasses 7.9 square miles of land and 2.5 square miles of water. A federally-recognized tribe is located in the community - the Native Village of Akhiok; Kodiak Island Inter-Tribal Council. There are lots of recreational activities on Kodiak Island, including hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, camping, beachcombing, etc. Keep in mind, however, that if you plan to stay on the island, arrangements for lodging should be made in advance, especially if you're visiting during peak season of May through August.

Surrounding areas: Old Harbor, Alaska (37.1 mi)

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Akhiok Weather & Climate

The islands off the south-central coast of Alaska, have a sub polar oceanic climate, with long, cold winters and mild summers. Precipitation is heavy year-round, with more rainfall of anyplace in the U.S., except Hilo, Hawaii. The climate on the southern islands is dominated by a strong marine influence. There is little freezing weather, but severe storms are common from December through February. Precipitation is moderate, with an annual average of 35 inches. Cloudy weather and fog are almost constant.

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