Welcome to Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska
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Location and Climate
Lake & Peninsula Borough is located on the Alaska Peninsula, southwest of Anchorage. It is comprised of 17 communities, including 5 incorporated cities. It lies at approximately 59.716670° North Latitude and -154.900000° West Longitude . The area encompasses 23,782.0 sq. miles of land and 7,125.0 sq. miles of water. The area experiences a transitional climate. Average summer temperatures range from 42 to 62; winter temperatures range from 6 to 30. Annual precipitation is 24 inches, with 50 inches of snow.

History, Culture and Demographics
Yup'ik Eskimos and Athabascan Indians have jointly occupied the area for the past 6,000 years. The late 1800s first brought an influx of non-Native fishermen and cannery operations. A flu epidemic in 1918 was tragic to the Native population. Reindeer were introduced to assist the survivors, but the experiment eventually failed. During World War II Fort Morrow was built at Port Heiden. The Borough was incorporated in 1989.

The population of the community consists of 79.7% Alaska Native or part Native. The majority of the Borough's year-round residents are Aleuts, with a mixture of Eskimos and Athabascans. During the peak commercial fishing season, the Borough population increases sharply.

Communities located within the Borough include:
Chignik, Chignik Lagoon, Chignik Lake, Egegik, Igiugig, Iliamna, Ivanof Bay, Kokhanok, Levelock, Newhalen, Nondalton, Pedro Bay, Perryville, Pilot Point, Port Alsworth, Port Heiden, and Ugashik.

Economy and Transportation
Commercial fishing, fish processing, tourism and sport fishing are the mainstay of the Borough's economy. 227 borough residents hold commercial fishing permits. Government services also provide employment. Subsistence hunting and fishing are important to year-round residents. Iliamna Lake offers trophy rainbow trout, attracting tourists and sportsmen.

Scheduled and charter air services as well as barge and ferry services provide transportation of passengers and goods in this area of the state. Travel to Dillingham, Kodiak and Anchorage is frequent.

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Adjacent boroughs and census areas

Bethel Census Area, Alaska - north
Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska - east
Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska - southeast
Aleutians East Borough, Alaska - west
Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska - west
Dillingham Census Area, Alaska - west

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