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Welcome to TheseUnitedStates - Alaska

 Alaska, our 49th state, was admitted to the Union January 3rd, 1959.   The 2000 census has Alaska's population at 626,932, ranking  48th in the US.  With a total area of  663,267 square miles, the state is ranked first in size.  Alaska's capital city is Juneau; Anchorage is its largest city.

Useful Internet Links for Alaska:


Official Website of Alaska


Travel and Tourism Department


Call toll free  1-800-862-5275


Pick a Homepage - Alaska - Alaska Elected Officials


Alaska Weather from


National Park Service Sites in Alaska


Alaska News from USA Today

Job Search Spider - Find a Job in Alaska


Alaska fun facts:


Alaska State Bird:  Willow ptarmigan

Alaska State Flower:  Forget-Me-Not

Alaska State Motto:  North to the Future

Alaska State Song:  Alaska's Flag

Alaska State Tree:  Sitka spruce

Nickname:  The Last Frontier


The geographic center of Alaska is located approximately 60 miles northwest of Mount McKinley (Denali); at 20,320 feet McKinley is Alaska's highest point and also the highest point in the United States and all of North America.  The name Alaska derives from the Aleutian word Alakshak - "great lands."  With its many national parks, forests and wilderness areas, more than 60% of Alaska is federally owned.  Alaska is home to eight national parks; Denali (Mt. McKinley), Gates of the Arctic, Glacier Bay, Katmai, Kenai Fjords, Kobuk Valley, Lake Clark, and Wrangell-St. Elias; and four national monuments.  Alaska's chief river is the Yukon; and Alaska is accessible to the contiguous 48 states overland only by the 1,523 mile Alaska highway.  The US purchased this treasure from Russia in 1867 for $7.2 million.


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