in the Kodiak Island Borough
- Current Population
- Population Comment
- Pronunciation/Other Names
- (kann' uh tack)
Geography and Climate
- Kanatak is on the south coast of the Alaska Peninsula, west of Kodiak Island. It lies at the foot of Mount Becharof, on Portage Bay.
- The climate is dominated by a strong marine influence. There is little or no freezing weather. Summers are cool, and winters are warm. Temperatures range from 25 to 54 °F.
- Community Map Available
- Sq Mi Land
- Sq Mi Water
History and Culture
- It was first listed as a Native village in the Census of 1890, having a population of 26. A portage trail was used to Becharof Lake. Because of oil drilling activity in the 1930s, its population increased to 134 in 1940. It had a post office from 1922 to 1943 and from 1946 to 1954. When this activity ceased in the 1950s, the village was abandoned.
- Kanatak is no longer occupied. Most of the population moved to areas in the Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Borough and the Kanatak Tribal Statistical Area was formed. In 2009, the Kanatak Tribal Designated Statistical Area encompassed a population area of 14,571 within the more densly poulated areas of the Mat-Su Borough.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
- Name of Federally Recognized Tribe
- Native Village of Kanatak
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- Number of Commercial Fishing Permit Holders
- Number of Commercial Fishing Permits Issued
- CDQ Participant
- Transportation is provided by boat or float plane.
- State Ferry
- Cargo Barge
- Road Connection