Kiska (Aleut: Qisxa,[1] Russian: Кыска) is one of the Rat Islands, a group of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. It is about 22 miles (35 km) long and varies in width from 1.5 to 6 miles (2.4 to 9.7 km). It is part of Aleutian Islands Wilderness and as such, special permission is required to visit it.[2] The island has no permanent population.

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Kiska
Geography
Coordinates51°57′51″N 177°27′36″E
ArchipelagoRat Islands group of the Aleutian Islands
Area107.22 sq mi (277.7 km2)
Length22 mi (35 km)
Width1.5 mi (2.4 km) - 6 mi (10 km)
Highest elevation4,004 ft (1220.4 m)
Highest pointKiska Volcano
Administration
United States
StateAlaska
Census AreaAleutians West Census Area
Demographics
Population0 (2010)
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Map of the western Aleutian Islands. Kiska is shown as Island #7; Attu Island is shown as Island #1.

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