in the Kenai Peninsula Borough
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- 2013 Department of Labor Estimate
- Pronunciation/Other Names
- (sell doav' ee uh); also see Seldovia
- Census Designated Place (CDP)
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Facilities and Amenities
Geography and Climate
- Seldovia Village is on the south shore of Kachemak Bay, northeast of the City of Seldovia, a 15-minute flight across from Homer. Flight time to Anchorage is 45 minutes.
- Community Map Available
- Sq Mi Land
- Sq Mi Water
- Winter temperatures in Seldovia range from 12 to 21 °F; summers vary from 48 to 65 °F. Annual precipitation averages 34.5 inches.
History and Culture
- Native residents are mixed Dena'ina Indian and Sugpiaq Eskimo (also known as Alutiiq). The name Seldovia is derived from "Seldevoy," a Russian word meaning "herring bay." Between 1869 and 1882, a trading post was located here. A post office was established in 1898. The village developed around commercial fishing and fish processing. The City of Seldovia was incorporated in 1945.
- Commercial fishing and subsistence are an integral part of the local culture. Students attend school in Seldovia.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
- Name of Federally Recognized Tribe
- Seldovia Village Tribe
- Jakolof Bay road connects the village to the City of Seldovia. Residents use the airport, seaplane base, and harbor located at nearby Seldovia. The state ferry system connects the City of Seldovia to Homer. There are also ferries and water taxis available for passenger commutes to Homer.
- State Ferry
- Cargo Barge
- Road Connection