is located on the north shore of Iliamna Lake at the mouth of Newhalen
River, 320 miles southwest of Anchorage. It lies at approximately 59░
43' N Latitude, 154░ 54' W Longitude (Sec. 28, T005S, R033W, Seward
Meridian). The community is located in the Iliamna Recording District.
The area encompasses 34 sq. miles of land and 2 sq. miles of water.
The 1890 census listed the Eskimo
village of "Noghelingamiut," meaning "people of Noghelin," at this
location. The present name is an anglicized version of the original. The
village was established in the late 1800s due to the bountiful fish and
game in the immediate area.