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Alaska

Welcome to Alaska, the coldest, biggest and wildest state in the U.S. Alaska is home to bald eagles, grizzly and black bears, moose, wolves and much more. Begin your tour of Alaska.

What do you know about Alaska? Learn all about its land, products and cultures.

 

Nickname: The Last Frontier

 

Motto: "North to the future"

 

Population: 698,473 as of 2009

 

Size: 570,374 square miles, about 2 1/2 times the size of Texas

 

Capital: Juneau

 

State Sport: dog mushing

 

Products: seafood; oil, timber, furs, fertilizer, zinc, coal, ore

 

Languages: English and 20 native Alaskan languages, including Inupiaq and Yup'ik

 

Climate: cold winters and mild summers; frigid winters inland and in Arctic regions

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