Alaska State

The state of Alaska is both the most western and the most northern state in the USA. A territory that possesses a lot of freedom yet is administratively integrated into the United States.

Quick Facts

Capital City   Juneau
Abbreviation AK
Population (2022) 1035,132
Rank:47
Region  West
Admission to Statehood   January 3, 1959 (49th State)
State Motto North to the Future
Nickname The Last Frontier,
Origin of State Name Aleut word alaxsxaq literally meaning “object toward which the action of the sea is directed
Area Codes 907
Zip CodesAlaska Zip Codes

State Symbols

Alaska State tree
Alaska state bird
alaska state flower

State Bird: Willow Ptarmigan

State Flag: Alaska Flag

Official recognition of the flag by the state of Alaska came in 1959. The Alaskan wildflowers with the sky, sea, and mountain lakes represented by the blue background. The flag features eight golden stars, seven of which belong to the constellation Ursa Major (the Big Dipper). The eighth and most northernly located state is represented by the North Star.

 State Flower Alpine Forget Me Not
State Soi Tanana
State Song “Alaska’s Flag” 
State Tree Sitka Spruce
State QuarterAlaska State Quarter

Geography

 Area:656425 sq.mi (1713134 sq.km.)1st
Land:570374 sq.mi. (1424263 sq.km.) 1st
Water:86051 sq.mi. (22841 sq.km.)1st
Coastline:6640 mi.
Shoreline:33904 mi. (543463 km.) 1st

Largest Cities:

Anchorage|Juneau | Sitka | Ketchikan | Wasilla | Kenai | Kodiak | Palmer

Border States:

None

Highest Point:

Mt. McKinley ; 20,320 feet, (6,194 m) 1st tallest

Lowest Point:

Alaska; sea level, tied for 3rd lowest

Geographic Center:

60 miles northwest of Mount McKinley.

National Parks:

Katmai National Park and Preserve.

Gates of the Arctic National Park.

More Stats:

Absolute Center:

64°43.9’N / 152°28.2’W.
Distance Between U.S. Cities.

State Government

 Governor Mike Dunleavy (2018)
Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan
Representatives HouseMembers.  SenateMembers,
Constitution Alaska’s Constitution 49th state
Electoral College Votes 3 Votes

Economy

Industry:

Petroleum,food processing,gold ,mining and natural gas, lumber and wood products, tourism.

Seafood, nursery stock, dairy products, vegetables, livestock.

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