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The location of Afognak









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Afognak.

This page contains five sections:

Around Afognak ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Kodiak. It is located about 20 miles [32 km] to the southeast of where Afognak would have been located. Kodiak has a population of 6,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Port Lions. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the south of Afognak and has a population of 190 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Afognak and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Ouzinkie   [Map]   159   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirDistance
Aleneva   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
Aleut Village   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles
Chiniak   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Port Wakefield   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Port William   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Womens Bay   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Afognak ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Afognak.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Afognak. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Alaska

    Alaska Tourism
    Parks for Alaska

    Fishing in Alaska
    Hunting in Alaska


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alaska

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alaska

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alaska

Airports Near Afognak ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Afognak.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Port Lions Airport (IATA: ORI)   [Map]   SSW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ouzinkie Airport (IATA: KOZ)   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Kodiak Muni. (FAA ID: KDK)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Kodiak Airport (KDK/PADQ)   [Map]   SSE   21 miles [33.8 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Afognak.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Afognak. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Homer Airport (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]   NNE   121 miles [194.7 km]
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.  (ANC/PANC)   [Map]   NNE   238 miles [383 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Kodiak Airport (KDK/PADQ)   [Map]   SSE   21 miles [33.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Port Lions Airport (IATA: ORI)   [Map]   SSW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ouzinkie Airport (IATA: KOZ)   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Kodiak Muni. (FAA ID: KDK)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Homer Airport   (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.   (ANC/PANC)   [Map]
  Website for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kodiak Airport   (KDK/PADQ)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Larsen Bay Airport   (KLN/PALB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Afognak.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Afognak) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Afognak. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Afognak

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Afognak. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.0221, Longitude: -152.7652     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Afognak have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Afognak), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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