Alaska State Facts & Information

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  • State Flag: alaska
  • State Capital: Juneau
  • Largest City: Anchorage
  • 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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Last updated on April 21, 2021