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Soldotna, Alaska

Soldotna is a city in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 3,759. According to the 2004 census, the city had a population of 4,018. It is the seat of the Kenai Peninsula Borough.


Soldotna is located at 6029'12?N, 1514'31?W (60.486617, -151.075373)GR1.

Soldotna is located on the banks of the Kenai River on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska. It is named after nearby Soldotna Creek. There are three explanations of the origin of the word Soldotna: one, that it is derived from s oldat, the Russian word for soldier; two, that it is derived from an Athabaskan word for "stream fork" and three, that it is derived from Tseldatna, the Athabaskan name of an herb.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.2 km sq (7.4 mi sq). 18.0 km sq (6.9 mi sq) of it is land and 1.2 km sq (0.5 mi sq) of it (6.34%) is water.


Kenai River King Salmon Record

Les Anderson holds the record for the largest king salmon, he caught it on May 17, 1985 weighing in at 97 lb 4 oz. Most local taxidermy businesses will taxidermy a salmon for free if it is over 70 lb (32 kg) for the business exposure.

2004 Kenai River Salmon Count

Fish counts are determined by fish counters, which are wheels that rotate with the current of the river and bring the fish in. It is not exact, but it gives averages.

King Salmon - 68,649
Red Salmon - 1,384,587

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