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Governorate of Kenai
Кенайская губерния
Governorate of Alaska
Timeline: Russian America

OTL equivalent: Anchorage and portions of Kenai Peninsula, Matanuska-Susitna, and Valdez–Cordova.
Flag of Kenai (Russian America) Coat of Arms of Kenai (Russian America)
Flag Coat of Arms
Location of Kenai (Russian America)
Location of Kenai
Capital Nadezhda
Largest city Nikolayevsk-Amerikansky
Other cities Valdes, Vasilla, Voskresensk
Language
  official
 
Russian
  others Dena'ina, German, Norwegian
Religion
  main
 
Eastern Orthodox Church
  others Lutherans, Old Believers
Ethnic groups
  main
 
Russians
  others Dena'inas, Germans, Norwegians
Demonym Kenaian, Kenayets
Governor Lavrenty Leman (Evergreens)
Area 111,975 km² (98,391 кв. врс
Population 4,012,007 (2007 Census) 
Established 1940s
Admission 1940s
Time zone Red Standard Time (UTC-10)
  summer Red Summer Time (UTC-9)
Abbreviations AK-KE, Кен. (Ken.)

Kenai (Russian: Кенай, Kenay), officially referred to as the Governorate of Kenai (Кенайская губерния, Kenayskaya guberniya), is a governorate of Alaska. The governorate encompass all of the Kenai Peninsula. Kenai borders New Irkutsk and Yukon in the north, Yakutat in the east, and a maritime border with Kodiak in the south.

The Russian Empire began to established trading posts on the Kenai Peninsula during the 18th Century. The region's economic importance resulted in a population boom under Russian rule. Kenai became a haven for White Émigrés and diehard Christians (including the Old Believers of the Eastern Orthodox Church). In recent decades, the governorate has become the southernmost hub for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Though the oil revenue has seen an economic boom in Kenai, controversies have also persisted. The most noted incident was the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, in which approximately 900,000 barrels of crude oil spilled into the Prince William Sound.

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