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Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

Kenai Peninsula Overview

The Kenai Peninsula is a jut of Peninsula. It starts forming from the southernmost coast of Alaska, U.S. Many believe that the jutting has been named after Kenayskaya, the Cook Inlet that lies on the western peripheries of peninsula.

Homer, Seward, Cooper Landing, Soldotna are some of the towns of this peninsula. There are also many settlements and villages in the peninsula. The climate features mild coastal weather and plenty of rainfall. Unlike other regions in Alaska, this peninsula is also good for agriculture. In the growing season, Kenai Peninsula produces hay and many other crops that also make for the livelihood of the people staying over here.

Many airports including smaller airports like Seward and Soldotna facilitate flights to Kannai. There is abundance of coal deposits. The place also has petroleum and natural gas reserves. Tourism is a burgeoning and main industry over here and one can also receive guidance for hunting and fishing here.

The peninsula was discovered by a European man named Gerasim Izmailov in 1789 making it list on the maps. But history is evident that prior to this exploration Alutiiq Natives and Athabaskan people have also nestled in the same place.

The majestic and marvellous Kenai Mountains glide along with the peninsula at the coastlines of Gulf of Alaska. The Kennai peninsula falls within the boundaries of Kenai Fjords National Park. The northwest coast of Cook Inlet is flat, swampy and looks striking with small flowing lakes. There are also many big lakes that also make way into the intricacies and insides of the peninsula. Tustumena Lake and Skilak Lake are two such large lakes.
 

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