The outline of the state of Alaska
The outline of the state of Alaska
State flower: Forget Me Not
State flower: Forget Me Not
State bird: Willow Ptarmigan
State bird: Willow Ptarmigan
State flag
State flag
Topic(s):   States (U.S.)
Quick Facts
Abbreviation AK
Region West
Became a state January 3, 1959
Population 736,732 (2014 Population Estimate by U.S. Census Bureau)
Capital Juneau
Largest city Anchorage
Coastline Arctic Ocean and Pacific Ocean
Weather The weather in Alaska is from warm to cold. In the winter it can be as cold as -22 degrees. In the summer, it can get as high as 72 degrees, which is not very hot.
Products oil, natural gas, salmon and crab fishing
The name Alaska means great land (Aleut)
State nickname The Last Frontier
State song Alaska's Flag
State motto North to the future
Famous Alaskans John Muir, Jack London, Vitus Bering

Fun Facts:

Alaska has the longest coastline of all 50 states.

The highest mountain in the United States is Mt. McKinley which is in Alaska.

Alaska is the largest state in the United States in area.

Dog sled racing is a big sport in Alaska. The Iditarod Dog Sled Race takes place each year. It goes across the state of Alaska.

Resource information

State Totals: Vintage 2014 - U.S Census Bureau. (n.d.). Retrieved from

United States Census Bureau. (n.d.). American FactFinder - Community Facts. Retrieved from

State Tourism Address:
Alaska Travel Industry Association
2600 Cordova Street, Ste. 201
Anchorage, AK 99503

Citation information

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MLA Style: "Alaska." Facts4Me. Nov. 2014.

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