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Homer

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Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is two hundred and eighteen miles southwest of Anchorage. According to the 2010 Census, the population is 5,003. Long known as The "Halibut Fishing Capital of the World." Homer is also nicknamed "the end of the road," and more recently, "the cosmic hamlet by the sea."GeographyHomer is located at 59°38'35" North, 151°31'33" West . The only road into Homer is the Sterling Highway.Homer is on the shore of Kachemak Bay on the southwest side of the Kenai Peninsula. Its distinguishing feature is the Homer Spit, a narrow 4.5mi) 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 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 22.4sqmi, of which 10.6sqmi is land and 11.9sqmi is water. The total area is 52.83% water.ClimateAs with much of South Central Alaska, Homer has a moderate subarctic coastal climate (Köppen Dsc)(landform)|SpitKöppen]] and built living quarters for his crew of 50 men. However, gold mining was never profitable in the area.
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