in the Bethel Census Area
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- Pronunciation/Other Names
- (kong ee' guh nuk); abbr. Kong
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Geography and Climate
- Kongiganak is located on the west shore of Kuskokwim Bay, west of the mouth of the Kuskokwim River. It lies 70 miles southwest of Bethel and 451 miles west of Anchorage.
- Kongiganak 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.
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History and Culture
- The area has been occupied historically by Yup'ik Eskimos. The village was permanently settled in the late 1960s by former residents of Kwigillingok, who were seeking higher ground to escape periodic flooding.
- Kongiganak is a traditional Yup'ik Eskimo village with a fishing and subsistence lifestyle and culture.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
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- Native Village of Kongiganak
- Local Option Restrictions
- Ban sale, importation, and possession of alcohol.
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- A state-owned airstrip is available. Snowmobiles, boats, and skiffs provide local transportation to Bethel and other area villages. Winter trails exist to Kwigillingok (11.1 mi) and Tuntutuliak (29 mi). There are no docking facilities; barges deliver cargo once or twice each summer.
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