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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
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