in the Bethel Census Area
- Current Population
- Population Comment
- 2013 Department of Labor Estimate
- Pronunciation/Other Names
- (kwih gill' in gawk); abbr. Kwig
- Community's Judicial District
- Recording District
Geography and Climate
- Kwigillingok is on the western shore of Kuskokwim Bay near the mouth of the Kuskokwim River. It lies 77 miles southwest of Bethel and 388 miles west of Anchorage. The village of Kongiganak is nearby.
- Kwigillingok is located in a marine climate. Annual precipitation averages 22 inches, with 43 inches of snowfall annually. Summer temperatures range from 41 to 57 °F, and winter temperatures average 6 to 24 °F.
- Community Map Available
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- Sq Mi Land
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History and Culture
- The area has long been occupied by the Yup'ik Eskimos. The first record of the village was in 1927 on an Alaska map, when it was noted as "Quillingok." A Moravian church was established around 1920.
- Kwigillingok is a traditional Yup'ik Eskimo village, practicing a commercial fishing and subsistence lifestyle.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
- Name of Federally Recognized Tribe
- Native Village of Kwigillingok
- Local Option Restrictions
- Ban sale and importation of alcohol.
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- A state-owned 2,510' long by 60' wide gravel airstrip is is available. A seaplane base is also available. There are no docking facilities. In summer, resdients use skiffs and other boats for travel to Bethel and area villages. Snowmachines and ATVs provide transportation during winter. Winter trails are marked to Kipnuk (35 mi) and Kongiganak (11.1 mi).
- State Ferry
- Cargo Barge
- Road Connection
- Community's Senate District
- Community's House District