Capital City: Juneau
Population (2019): 735,132; Rank: 47 of 50 | Population Quick Facts
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”
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Area Codes: 907
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State Bird: Willow Ptarmigan
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
Area: 656,425 sq.mi (1,700,134 sq.km.),1st
Land: 570,374 sq.mi. (1,477,263 sq.km.), 1st
Water: 86,051 sq.mi. (222,871 sq.km.), 1st
Coastline: 6,640 mi. (10,686 km.), 1st
Shoreline: 33,904 mi. (54,563 km.), 1st
Border States: None
Highest Point: Mt. McKinley ; 20,320 feet, (6,194 m) 1st tallest
Lowest Point: Alaska; sea level, tied for 3rd lowest
Geographic Center: 60 miles northwest of Mount McKinley
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Location: Absolute Center: 64°43.9’N / 152°28.2’W
Relative Center: 60 miles NW of Mt. McKinley
Governor: Mike Dunleavy (2018)
Senators: Lisa Murkowski (R)(2002) and Dan Sullivan (R) (2015)
Constitution: Alaska’s Constitution, 49th state
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Electoral College Votes: 3 Votes
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Agriculture: Seafood, nursery stock, dairy products, vegetables, livestock.
Industry: Petroleum and natural gas, gold and other mining, food processing, lumber and wood products, tourism.