Alaska (AK)


Quick Facts

Capital City:  Juneau


Abbreviation:  AK


Population (2019):  735,132; Rank: 47 of 50 | Population Quick Facts


Region: West


Admission to Statehood:  January 3, 1959 (49th State)


State Motto: North to the Future


Nickname: The Last Frontier


Origin of State Name: Based on an Aleut word alaxsxaq literally meaning “object toward which the action of the sea is directed” or more simply, “the mainland


Sports Teams: Find the best High School, College, League, and Professional sports teams of Alaska State


Area Codes: 907


Zip Codes: Alaska Zip Codes


Famous People: Find out all the information about famous people born in Alaska

State Symbols

State Bird:   Willow Ptarmigan 


State Animal:   Moose (Alces alces)


Popular Fruit:   Wild Alaskan Blueberry


State Gemstone:   Jade


State Flag:  Alaska Flag


Alaska adopted the flag for official state use in 1959. The blue field represents the sky, the sea, and mountain lakes, as well as Alaska’s wildflowers. Emblazoned on the flag are eight gold stars: seven from the constellation Ursa Major, or the Big Dipper. The eighth being the North Star, representing the northernmost state. 


State Flower: Alpine Forget Me Not


State Soil:  Tanana


State Song:  “Alaska’s Flag” Words by: Marie Drake Music by: Elinor Dusenbury


State Tree:   Sitka Spruce


State Quarter:  Alaska State Quarter

Grizzly bear with salmon (state fish) and North Star


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Area: 656,425 sq.mi (1,700,134,1st

Land: 570,374 sq.mi. (1,477,263, 1st

Water: 86,051 sq.mi. (222,871, 1st

Coastline: 6,640 mi. (10,686 km.), 1st

Shoreline: 33,904 mi. (54,563 km.), 1st


Largest Cities:   Anchorage|Juneau | Sitka | Ketchikan | Wasilla | Kenai | Kodiak | Palmer


Border States:   None


Highest Point:  Mt. McKinley ; 20,320 feet, (6,194 m) 1st tallest


Lowest Point:  Alaska; sea level, tied for 3rd lowest


National Parks:
Gates of the Arctic National Park
Katmai National Park and Preserve


Geographic Center: 60 miles northwest of Mount McKinley


Blank Outline Maps: Find printable blank map of the State of Alaska , without names, so you can quiz yourself on important locations, abbreviations, or state capital..


City Guide:  Visit Alaska City Guide for a look at geography, local history, architecture, and culture.


Location: Absolute Center: 64°43.9’N / 152°28.2’W
Relative Center: 60 miles NW of Mt. McKinley

Distance Between U.S. Cities

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State Government

Governor: Mike Dunleavy (2018) 


Senators: Lisa Murkowski (R)(2002)  and Dan Sullivan (R) (2015)


Representatives: Alaska House: Members. Alaska Senate: Members


Constitution: Alaska’s Constitution, 49th state


Government Offices Directory:  Find all information here at the Alaska government offices directory


Electoral College Votes: 3 Votes


Vital Records: Find out all the information about the vital records for the state of Alaska



Agriculture: Seafood, nursery stock, dairy products, vegetables, livestock.

Petroleum and natural gas, gold and other mining, food processing, lumber and wood products, tourism.