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|County||Del Norte County|
|Elevation||125 ft (38 m)|
Requa (Yurok: Rekwoi) is an unincorporated community in Del Norte County, California. It is on the north bank of the Klamath River less than a mile (1.6 km) from its mouth, at an elevation of 125 feet (38 m).
Requa is a small town on the north bank of the Klamath River. The town was settled by Europeans in 1851 after prospectors arrived. Requa is a Yurok word translated to “mouth of the creek”, the name of a pre-colonial Native-American village (Rekwoi) one mile upstream from today's Requa.
A post office operated at Requa 1878–1970, with closures in 1883 and moves in 1895 and 1898.
Requa was home to one of several salmon canneries for the Klamath Packing & Trading Co. which was founded in 1881. At its peak, the company was reporting over 10,000 salmon brought in per day, holding the record of 17,000 one day in 1912.
A portion of the Requa land is part of Redwood National Park, and includes a world-class overlook above the mouth of the Klamath River, providing opportunities for whale and bird watching, among others.
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