Monday, 3 October 2011

Alaska, the Last Frontier


  • Alaska may be the largest state in the USA - it covers about 1.7 square kilometres - it's also the least densely populated state (only 1.03/km²).


  • Alaska was bought from Russia by the USA on the 18th October in 1867. That day is celebrated each year as Alaska Day.


  • 800 kilometres of land in Canada separate Alaska from Washington.


  • Alaska is borderd by Canada in the East, the Pacific Ocean in the South, the Bernig Sea in the West and the Arctic Ocean in the North.


  • name origin: Alaska is a russian word for 'great lands' or 'peninsula'.


  • state song: the Alaska's Flag


  • "North to the Future" is Alaska's state motto, representing Alaska as a land of promise.


  • state sport: dog mushing

  • state flower: alpine Forget-Me-Not

  • nicknames: the Last Frontier, Land of the Midnight Sun, Seward's icebox

  • highest point: Mount Mckinley, 6194 metres

  • main river: Yukon

  • largest city: Anchorage

  • capital: Juneau




sources: http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/Alaska/statesymbols.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska

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