49 AlaskaDate admitted to the US – January 3, 1959
Postal abbreviation – AK
Capital – Juneau
Area – 665,383.9 [1st largest – largest- in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 710,231 [48th largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 1.2 [50th largest – smallest – in the US]
Area codes – 907
Zip codes – 99501 – 99950
Number of counties – 27
State nickname – The Last Frontier
State motto – “North to the Future”
|State Flag of Alaska|
-In 1867, US Secretary of State William Seward offered Russia $7,200,000, or two cents per acre, for Alaska.
-The state of Rhode Island could fit into Alaska 425 times.
-Prudhoe Bay, on the northern Alaskan coast, is North America's largest oil field.
-The 800 mile Trans-Alaska Pipeline moves up to 88,000 barrels of oil per hour.
-Nearly one-third of Alaska lies within the Arctic Circle.
-When a scale map of Alaska is superimposed on a map of the 48 lower states, Alaska extends from coast to coast.
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