Alaska State Facts & Information

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Abbreviation: AK
Constitution: 49th State (January 3, 1959)
NickName: "The Land of the Midnight Sun"
Motto: North to the future
State Flower: forget-me-not
State Tree: Sitka Spruce
State Bird: Willow Ptarmigan
State Song: "Alaska's Flag"
Land Area: 570,833 sq. mi.
Highest Point: 20,320 feet : Mt. McKinley
Lowest Point: Sea Level : Pacific Coast
Largest Cities: Anchorage, *Juneau, Fairbanks
* = Capital
Alaska Facts:
Largest State in the United States
Most Nothern State in the United States
In 1867 U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward bought Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million.
Oil is Alaska's main source of income.
Historical Facts
US bought Alaska from Russia over 100 years ago for less the 2 cents an acre.

Alaska is the largest state but has the fewest people per square mile.

Alaska is home to Mt. McKinley. At 20,320 feet it is the highest mountain in the US. It is home to Moose, Elk, Caribou, Bears and Mountain Goats.

Popular Attractions
Glacier Bay National Park (17 Glaciers) near Juneau.
Totem Poles: Near Ketchikan and at Sitka National Historical Park (Near Sitka)
National Parks
Denali National Park
Katmai National Park
Glacier Bay National Park

AK Counties
Counties in Alaska
Aleutians East
Aleutians West
Anchorage Borough
Bethel Borough
Bristol Bay
Dillingham Borough
Fairbanks North Star
Haines Borough
Juneau Borough
Kenai Peninsula
Ketchikan Gateway
Kodiak Island
Lake and Peninsula
Matanuska Susitna
Nome Borough
North Slope
Northwest Arctic
Prince of Wales
Sitka Borough
Skagway Yakutat Angoon
Southeast Fairbanks
Valdez Cordova
Wade Hampton
Wrangell Petersburg
Yukon Koyukuk

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