Welcome to Anchorage Alaska

Moose and other wildlife are a common sight in Anchorage and surrounding areas

Alaska State Mammal: Moose

Alaska Area: 586,412 sq. mi. – two and a half times larger than Texas

Alaska is the largest state in the U.S.

Alaska is the largest state in the U.S., with an area of 586,412 sq. miles and 6,640 miles of coastline

Alaska State Population: 626,932

Alaska State Fish: King Salmon

Alaska State Bird: Ptarmigan

Alaska State Fossil: Woolly Mammoth

Alaska State Insect: Dragonfly

Alaska State Flower: Forget-me-not

Alaska State Tree: Sitka Spruce

Alaska State Mineral: Gold

Alaska State Gem: Jade

Alaska State Sport: Dog Mushing

Alaska State Capital:

Juneau (the 3rd largest city in Alaska with a population of about 31,262) the only state capital in the US with no road access. Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska, with approximately 277,500 people (almost half the population of Alaska).

Alaskan Flag

Alaska's Flag

Alaska became a territory of the US in 1912, and became the 49th state on January 3rd, 1959.

Alaska was purchased from Russia in 1867 for $7.2 million by then Secretary of State William H. Seward.

Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in the world, is in Alaska. At 20,320 feet, it is the highest & tallest mountain in North America.

Trophy rainbow trout

There are great opportunities to fish for Rainbow trout and other fish in Alaska

The 2 largest National Forests are located in Alaska, along with the largest glaciers. The Maslaspina Glacier at 850 sq miles is the largest. There are more active glaciers and ice fields in Alaska than all the remaining states combined – 100,000 glaciers in all.

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