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Homer, Alaska

Homer is a town located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. As of 2004, the population was 3,726.


Homer is located at 5938'35" North, 15131'33" West (59.643059, -151.525900)GR1.

Homer is on the shore of Kachemak Bay on the southwest side of the Kenai Peninsula. Its most distinguishing feature is the Homer Spit, a narrow 7 km (4.5 mile) long gravel bar that extends into the bay, on which is located the Homer Harbor.

Much of the coastline as well as the Homer Spit sank dramatically during the Good Friday Earthquake in March of 1964. After the earthquake, very little vegetation was able to survive on the Homer Spit.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 58.1 km sq (22.4 mi sq). 27.4 km sq (10.6 mi sq) of it is land and 30.7 km sq (11.9 mi sq) of it is water. The total area is 52.83% water.


The Homer Public Library has enthusiastic support from the Friends of the Homer Library, established in 1948, which raised funds and support for a new library building, to be opened September 16, 2006.

The Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College provides post-secondary education, as well as ESL and GED training to the community of Homer.


Homer has two newspapers, the Homer Tribune, an independent paper established in 1991, and the Homer News, a weekly owned by Morris Communications.

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According to a report on the April 17th, 2006 edition of The Daily Show, it was satirically reported that Homer had been overpopulated by bald eagles due in large part by Jean Keene, known as the "Eagle Lady" who feeds 200 to 300 eagles about 500 pounds of fish daily

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It is The Halbit fishing capital off the World - Verylean[Roy ]Mcgraw

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The Boatyard Cafe Great home cooked food for breakfast and lunch and fantastic chocolate shakes..all very affordable!! Also,the people who work there are very nice - MARY ELLEN ULRICH

Fat Olives is by far the best place to eat. Ambience, waitstaff, menu selection, and fantastic flavor make this hands down the best spot to dine in Homer, AK. - Sherie D

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