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Capital City:

Juneau

Statehood:

January 3, 1959 (49th)

Population:

620,000

Nickname:

Last Frontier, Great Land, Land of the Midnight Sun

Motto:

North To The Future

Origin of State Name:

Russian version of Aleutian word "Alakshak" meaning "great lands" or "peninsula."

Counties:

25

Largest Cities:

Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Sitka, Soldotna

Border States:

None

Land Area:

570,833 sq. mi., Largest state

Highest Point:

Mt. Mckinley, 20,320 ft

Lowest Point:

Pacific Ocean, sea level

State Bird:

Willow Ptarmigan

State Flower:

Forget Me Not (myosotis alpestris)

State Tree:

Sitka spruce (picea sitchensis)

State Song:

Alaska's Flag

State Web Site:

www.state.ak.us


For more websites on Alaska check out Alaska Links.

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