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Alaska

Data & Facts

Alaska Flag
State Name
Alaska  - State Abbr.: AK
Statehood
3-Jan-1959
 - Statehood Ranking: 49
Land Area
571,951 sqaremiles  (1,481,296 qkm)
 - Land Area Ranking: 1
Population
626,932
(2000; Census every 10 years)
Capital
Juneau
Biggest City
Anchorage
Nickname
The Last Frontier
Motto
North To The Future
Highest Point
6.194 m / 20,322 ft (Denali)
Lowest Point
Sea Level
Timezone
Alaska Time Zone (GMT-9hrs, MEZ-10hrs)
 - Dayligh Saving Time
 - yes
Tree
Sitka Spruce
Flower
Forget Me Not
Bird
Willow Ptarmigan
Animal
Moose
Song
"Alaska Flag Song" (Lyrics: Marie Drake / Music: Elinor Dusenbury)
Other Symbols
State Mineral: Gold
Special Holidays
-Seward's Day (27-March) - marks the day (30-March-1867), when the United States bought Alaska from Russia.;-Alaska Day (18-October)

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MAP

 
GPS Coordinates

1 -- Juneau, Alaska State Capitol
Decimal Lat: 58.301893 / Lon: -134.4103
Degree

 
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