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Inlet, Gulf of Alaska in the northern Pacific Ocean. Bounded by the Kenai Peninsula on the east, it extends northeast for 220 mi (350 km), narrowing from 80 to 9 mi (129 to 14 km). Anchorage is situated near its head. It is a salmon and herring fishing ground and an oil field.
This entry comes from Encyclopædia Britannica Concise. For the full entry on Cook Inlet, visit Britannica.com.