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General Facts

For Alaska

Alaska real estate - homes for sale
 
Median Household Income: $ 54,078
Income (w/Children) $ 65,901
Population: 614,010
Land Area: 570,374 Square Miles
Population Density: 1 person per square mile
Nickname: The Last Frontier
State Capital: Juneau
Date of Statehood: January 3, 1959
State Bird: Willow Ptarmigan
State Flower: Forget-Me-Not
State Tree: Sitka Spruce
  

Alaska, northernmost and westernmost state of the United States, and the largest state of the Union. It occupies the extreme northwestern region of the North American continent and is separated from Asia by the 51-mile wide Bering Strait. Alaska has belonged to the United States since 1867, when it was bought from Russia by Secretary of State William H. Seward. The United States paid Russia $7.2 million for the rights of the Russian American Company in Alaska.

By 1900 Alaska had become a land of golden opportunity as one gold discovery followed another and prospectors arrived by the tens of thousands. Although the gold rush was over within a few years, many people settled in Alaska, and fishing developed as an important industry. Alaska’s strategic importance became significant during World War II (1939-1945) with the Japanese attack on Dutch Harbor and occupation of Atta and Kiska and with the American desire to send military aid, particularly aircraft, through Alaska to Russia. During the 1940s and 1950s, the large influx of immigrants helped to give renewed impetus to its movement for statehood. On January 3, 1959, Alaska was admitted to the Union as the 49th state.

Alaska is a rugged, wild, beautiful land of majestic mountains and deep, high-walled fjords; of slow-moving glaciers and still-active volcanoes; of dense, coniferous forests and desolate, treeless islands; of hot springs and icy streams. It is a land of contrasts, with extremes of wind and sun, snow and rain, heat and cold.

Alaska occupies the northwestern portion of North America. It includes the Aleutian Islands, a chain of about 150 islands that arcs westward across the Pacific Ocean for about 1100 miles.

Alaska has a total area of 615,230 square miles, including 17,501 square miles of inland water and 27,355 square miles of coastal water over which the state has jurisdiction. Alaska has more area of lakes and rivers than any other state, equaling more than the entire size of Massachusetts and Vermont combined. The state’s extreme dimensions are about 1390 miles from north to south and about about 2210 miles from east to west. The mean elevation is about about 1900 feet. A large area, north of an imaginary line from the Seward Peninsula through Fort Yukon to the Canadian border, lies within the Arctic Circle. Alaska’s Little Diomede Island in the Bering Strait is 2.5 miles east of Big Diomede Island, or Ratmanov Island, which belongs to Russia. Fairbanks, in the center of the state, is 3280 miles by air from New York City, 3520 miles from Tokyo, and 4230 miles from London. This key position, at the northern end of the Pacific Ocean and close to Asia, is a major factor in Alaska’s continued economic importance.