Place:Newhalen, Lake and Peninsula, Alaska, United States

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NameNewhalen
TypeCity
Coordinates59.726°N 154.894°W
Located inLake and Peninsula, Alaska, United States
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Newhalen (Nuuriileng in Central Alaskan Yup'ik) is a city in Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 160.

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Newhalen was originally a Yupik village called Noghelin, after the Newhalen River. "Newhalen" is an Anglicized version of the original name. The village was established in the late 1800s because of the bountiful fish and game in the area.

The population of Newhalen now includes Aleuts and Athabascans as well as Yupik. Most pursue subsistence hunting and fishing.

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