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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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