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The Governorate of Kenai (Russian: Кенайская губерния, Kyenayskaya gubyerniya), colloquially known as Kenai (Кенай, Kyenay), is a governorate of the Alaskan Democratic Federative Republic. The governorate encompasses all of the Kenai Peninsula (which is where the governorate gets its name). Kenai is bordered by New Irkutsk and Yukon to the north, Yakutat to the east, and Kodiak to 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.