Kenai


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Kenai

 

a peninsula in southern Alaska, in the USA, between Cook Inlet and Prince William Sound. Length, approximately 240 km; maximum width, 113 km. It has a mountainous topography, with a maximum elevation of 1,884 m. The eastern shore consists of fjords; the western shore is low-lying. The Kenai Peninsula has a cool marine climate and an annual precipitation of up to 1,500 mm. In the mountains there are dense forests and a considerable amount of ice; at lower elevations there are meadows. The Kenai Peninsula has petroleum deposits, and fishing is important. The city of Seward is the principal population center, port, and terminus of the Alaska Railroad.

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