in the Dillingham Census Area
- Area Type
- Current Population
- Population Comment
- 2013 Department of Labor Estimate
- Pronunciation/Other Names
- (koh lig' uh neck)
- Community's Judicial District
- Recording District
- Bristol Bay
- Census Designated Place (CDP)
- Borough/Census Area FIPS Code
- Place FIPS
Geography and Climate
- Koliganek is located on the left bank of the Nushagak River and lies 65 miles northeast of Dillingham. The village hopes to get its own zip code, although it currently shares one with Dillingham.
- The area is in a climatic transition zone. The primary influence is maritime, although a continental climate affects the weather. Average summer temperatures range from 37 to 66 °F; winter temperatures range from 4 to 30 °F.
- Community Map Available
- Map URL
- Sq Mi Land
- Sq Mi Water
History and Culture
- It is an Eskimo village first listed in the 1880 Census as "Kalignak." The name is local, recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1930. Since that time, the village has moved four miles downstream from the original site.
- Koliganek is a Yup'ik Eskimo village with Russian Orthodox practices. Subsistence activities are an important part of the lifestyle.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
- Name of Federally Recognized Tribe
- New Koliganek Village Council
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- Boats and ATVs are used in the summer and snow machines in the winter. Locals travel to New Stuyahok frequently. There are no docking facilities; goods are lightered from Dillingham. In a survey conducted in 2011, community leaders reported vessels up to 200 feet long can use moorage in Koliganek but that no dock space is available for public moorage. Community leaders also reported a road system exists in the community. A state-owned gravel runway is available.
- State Ferry
- Cargo Barge
- Road Connection
- Community's Senate District
- Community's House District