About Alaska

Alaska (AK) has 736,732 residents as of 2014 and is still growing. Juneau is Alaska's capital and it's reachable only by boat or seaplane. A tram carries visitors 1,800 feet up Mt. Roberts to an alpine area containing hiking trails, wildflowers and views of Gastineau Channel. Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, is in the south-central part of the state on the Cook Inlet. Alaska in total is a whopping 663,300 sq miles.

Alaska's Symbols

Our State Nickname And Motto

Alaska, The Last Frontier, has many unique traits. "Alaska's Flag" was adopted as the official state song of Alaska in 1955; words by Marie Drake, music by Elinor Dusenbury. Alaska's state motto (North to the Future) was adopted in 1967 during the Alaska Purchase Centennial. The motto is meant to represent Alaska as a land of promise.
Alaska State Song

Alaska's Economics

Between 2004 and 2006, the federal government was responsible for 135,000 Alaska jobs, the petroleum sector provided 110,000 jobs and all other industries and services combined for 122,000 jobs. Alaska's main export product after oil and natural gas is seafood, primarily salmon, cod, Pollock and crab.
Big image