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


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