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Alaska is the biggest state in the United States. It is twice as big as the second biggest state, Texas. It is also larger than the combined area of the 22 smallest U.S. states. Three Californias or 12 New York states, or 470 Rhode Island states can fit in Alaska. If it were a country, Alaska would be world's 20th largest country in the world
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Alaska is home to North America's highest peak, Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley) whose 20,320-foot crown dominates the Alaska Range.

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The name "Alaska" was derived from an Aleut which means 'object to which the action of the sea is directed'
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Alaska is the widest state in the United States. When a scale map of Alaska is superimposed on a map of the 48 lower states, Alaska extends from coast to coast.

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Alaska has only one member in the U.S. House of Representatives. Alaska's At-large congressional district is the largest parliamentary constituency in the world.
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Alaska is the only state in the Unites States to have coastlines on three different seas (Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea)
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Alaska was purchased by the United States from Russia. In 1867, United States Secretary of State William H. Seward paid Russia $7.2 million or two cents per acre, for Alaska.
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Alaska has a longer coastline than all the other U.S. states combined. Alaska has 6,640 miles of coastline and, including islands, has 33,904 miles of shoreline.

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The City and Borough of Juneau is the capital city of Alaska. The area of Juneau is larger than that of Rhode Island state.
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Alaska's capital Juneau is the only state capital in the United States with no road connecting the city to the rest of state or to the rest of North America as the terrain surrounding the city is too rugged to build a road making Juneau a de-facto island city in terms of transportation, since all goods coming in and out must go by plane or boat, in spite of the city being located on the Alaskan mainland.
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Alaska's capital Juneau is the only U.S. state capital to share border with a foreign nation. It is bordered on the east by Canada.
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Alaska is the least densely populated state in the United States, with less than two people living per square mile.
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Of the 20 highest peaks in the United States, 17 are in Alaska. Denali, the highest peak in North America, is 20,320 ft. above sea level. Denali, the Indian name for the peak, means "The Great One"
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Alaska is the northernmost, westernmost and easternmost state in the United States. Alaska boasts the northernmost (Point Barrow), the easternmost (Pochnoi Point on Semisopochnoi Island in the Aleutians), and the westernmost (Amatignak Island in the Aleutians) points in the United States
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Alaska is the only state name that can be typed using just one row of keys on the standard computer keyboard
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Barrow, Alaska, 800 miles south of the North Pole, has the country's longest day and night. When the sun rises on May 10, it doesn’t set for nearly 3 months. When it sets on November 18, Barrow's 4,200 residents do not see the sun again for over two months.
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During World War II, Japan occupied the Attu and Kiska islands of Alaska.
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The Yukon River, almost 2,000 miles long, is the third longest river in the U.S. There are more than 3,000 rivers in Alaska and over 3 million lakes.
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Alaska has an estimated 100,000 glaciers, ranging from tiny cirque glaciers to huge valley glaciers. There are more active glaciers and ice fields in Alaska than in the rest of the inhabited world. The largest glacier is the Malaspina at 850 square miles. Five percent of the state, or 29,000 square miles, is covered by glaciers.
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There are more than 70 potentially active volcanoes in Alaska. Several have erupted in recent times. The most violent volcanic eruption of the century took place in 1912 when Novarupta Volcano erupted, creating the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes which is now part of Katmai National Park.
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Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) is the busiest airport in Alaska.
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Alaska is the only state that does not collect state sales tax or levy an individual state income tax
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Alaska has more inland water than any other state (20,171 square miles).
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About 52 percent of Alaskans are men – the highest percentage of any state.
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Because of mainland Alaska’s one time zone, northwest Alaska experiences two sunsets in one day (24 hours) each year (around August 8th)
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At their closest points, Alaska and Russia are only 3 miles apart.
Capital: Juneau

Largest city: Anchorage

State Nickname: The Last Frontier
Alaska Motto: North to the Future
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State bird: willow ptarmigan

State flower: forget-me-not

State tree: Sitka spruce
State land mammal: moose
State Fish: king salmon

State insect: four-spot skimmer dragonfly

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Alaska became 49th state on
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Governor: Bill Walker
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Highest point: Denali
20,310 ft (6190 m)