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Alaska

State of Alaska
Flag of Alaska State seal of Alaska
Flag Seal
Nickname(s): The Last Frontier
Motto(s): North to the Future
State song(s): "Alaska's Flag"
Map of the United States with Alaska highlighted
Official language English, Inupiat, Central Siberian Yupik, Central Alaskan Yup'ik, Alutiiq, Aleut, Dena'ina, Deg Xinag, Holikachuk, Koyukon, Upper Kuskokwim, Gwich’in, Lower Tanana, Upper Tanana, Tanacross, Hän, Ahtna, Eyak, Tlingit, Haida, Coast Tsimshian
Spoken languages English 86.3%
Alaska Native languages 5.2%
Tagalog 3.4%
Spanish 2.9%
Others 2.2%
Demonym Alaskan
Capital Juneau
Largest city Anchorage
Area Ranked 1st
 • Total 663,268 sq mi
(1,717,856 km2)
 • Width 2,261 miles (3,639 km)
 • Length 1,420 miles (2,285 km)
 • % water 13.77
 • Latitude 51°20'N to 71°50'N
 • Longitude 130°W to 172°E
Population Ranked 48th
 • Total 738,432 (2015 est)
 • Density 1.26/sq mi  (0.49/km2)
Ranked 50th
 • Median household income $75,112 (2nd)
Elevation
 • Highest point Denali
20,310 ft (6190.5 m)
 • Mean 1900 ft  (580 m)
 • Lowest point sea level
Before statehood Territory of Alaska
Admission to Union January 3, 1959 (49th)
Governor Bill Walker (I)
Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott (D)
Legislature Alaska Legislature
 • Upper house Senate
 • Lower house House of Representatives
U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R)
Dan Sullivan (R)
U.S. House delegation Don Young (R) (at-large) (list)
Time zones  
 • east of 169° 30' Alaska: UTC -9/-8
 • west of 169° 30' Aleutian: UTC -10/-9
ISO 3166 US-AK
Abbreviations AK
Website www.alaska.gov

Coordinates: 64°N 150°W / 64°N 150°W / 64; -150

Alaska (Listeni/əˈlæskə/) is a U.S. state located in the northwest extremity of North America. The Canadian administrative divisions of British Columbia and Yukon border the state to the east; its most extreme western part is Attu Island; it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait. To the north are the Chukchi and Beaufort seas–the southern parts of the Arctic Ocean. The Pacific Ocean lies to the south and southwest. Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area, the 3rd least populous and the least densely populated of the 50 United States. Approximately half of Alaska's residents (the total estimated at 738,432 by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2015) live within the Anchorage metropolitan area. Alaska's economy is dominated by the fishing, natural gas, and oil industries, resources which it has in abundance. Military bases and tourism are also a significant part of the economy.


US federal government
Alaska state government
  • State motto: North to the Future
  • Nicknames: "The Last Frontier" or "Land of the Midnight Sun" or "Seward's Icebox"
  • State bird: willow ptarmigan, adopted by the Territorial Legislature in 1955. It is a small (15–17 in or 380–430 mm) Arctic grouse that lives among willows and on open tundra and muskeg. Plumage is brown in summer, changing to white in winter. The willow ptarmigan is common in much of Alaska.
  • State fish: king salmon, adopted 1962.
  • State flower: wild/native forget-me-not, adopted by the Territorial Legislature in 1917. It is a perennial that is found throughout Alaska, from Hyder to the Arctic Coast, and west to the Aleutians.
  • State fossil: woolly mammoth, adopted 1986.
  • State gem: jade, adopted 1968.
  • State insect: four-spot skimmer dragonfly, adopted 1995.
  • State land mammal: moose, adopted 1998.
  • State marine mammal: bowhead whale, adopted 1983.
  • State mineral: gold, adopted 1968.
  • State song: "Alaska's Flag"
  • State sport: dog mushing, adopted 1972.
  • State tree: Sitka spruce, adopted 1962.
  • State dog: Alaskan Malamute, adopted 2010.
  • State soil: Tanana, adopted unknown.
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