Alaska State Facts and History

Alaska, located in US west coast, is famous for gold mining, Iditarod, world-class fishing and seafood and much more!

Alaska Quick Facts

  • Current Governor: Michael J. Dunleavy (Republican)
  • Capital: Juneau
  • Population: 731,545 (2019 est.)
  • Residents: Alaskan
  • Land Area: 1,477,953 sq km
  • Water Area: 245,384 sq km
  • Total Area: 1,723,337 SQ KM
  • Width: 2,261 mi (3,639 km)
  • Length: 1,420 mi (2,285 km)
  • State Motto: “North to the Future”
  • Nickname: The Last Frontier
  • Electoral votes: 3
  • Seats in U.S. House of Representatives: 1 (of 435)
  • State Song: “Alaska’s Flag”
  • Date of Statehood: Jan. 3, 1959
  • Time Zone: Alaskan (GMT − 9 hours)
  • Official Website of Alabama: Alaska.gov
  • State abbreviation/Postal code: AK
  • Origin of name: Alaska is derived from the Aleut word “Aleyska,” meaning “great land.”

Alaska State Slogan

The official state slogan of Alaska:

North to the Future” – 

During the Alaska Purchase Centennial, Juneau newsman Richard Peter selected the state motto of Alaska.

State Symbol of Alaska

flag of alaska
Flag of Alaska
State of Flower Alaska
State Flower – Scorpion Grasses
State of Sport Alaska
State Sport – Dog Mushing
State of Mineral Alaska
State Mineral – Gold
State Seal of Alaska
State of Fish Alaska
State Fish – Chinook Salmon
State of Dog Alaska
State Dog – Alaskan Malamute
State of Insect Alaska
State Insect – Four Spotted Chaser
State of Bird Alaska
State Bird – Willow Ptarmigan
State of Tree Alaska
State Tree – Sitka Spruce
State of Food Alaska
State Food – Giant King Salmon
State of Land mammal Alaska
State Land mammal – Moose

Map of Alaska

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