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Alaska Facts

  • Capital City: Juneau (pop. 32,164) (2011)
  • Alaska Population: 731,449 (2012) (47th)
  • Alaska Population: (per square mile)
  • U.S. State Populations: (all states)
  • Currency: U.S. Dollar (conversion rates)

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  • Alaska Quarter: The fourth commemorative quarter coin released in 2008 honors Alaska, and is the 49th coin in the United States Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program.

    Alaska was admitted into the Union on January 3, 1959, becoming our Nation's 49th State. Alaska's quarter features an image of a grizzly bear emerging from the water clutching a salmon in its jaws. The design also includes the North Star above the inscription "The Great Land". Two other inscriptions are displayed on the coin: "Alaska" and "1959."

    The salmon and grizzly bear represent the natural beauty and abundant wildlife in Alaska. The bear presents strength and the salmon represents the nutrition that provides the strength. Approximately 98% of the United States' grizzly bear population are found in Alaska and can be seen in Denali and Katmai National Parks, Kodiak and Admiralty Islands. Additional details

    Alaska Quarter

  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English, others
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks, Sitka, Ketchikan, Kenai
  • Name: The name Alaska is a derivative of the Aleut word "Alyeska" which means "great land" or "that which the sea breaks against."
  • Statehood: January 3, 1959 (49th state)
  • Symbols

Alaska Photographs

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Juneau, Alaska in 1887

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Juneau, Alaska, 2012

Alaska Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Akutan Aleutians East 907
Unalaska Aleutians West 907
Anchorage Anchorage 907
Bethel Bethel 907
Naknek Bristol Bay 907
Healy Denali 907
Dillingham Dillingham 907
Fairbanks Fairbanks North Star 907
Haines Haines 907
Hoonah Hoonah Angoon 907
Juneau Juneau 907
Kenai Kenai Peninsula 907
Ketchikan Ketchikan Gateway 907
Kodiak Kodiak Island 907
Iliamna Lake and Peninsula 907
Wasilla Matanuska Susitna 907
Nome Nome 907
Barrow North Slope 907
Kotzebue Northwest Arctic 907
Petersburg Petersburg 907
Craig Prince of Wales Hyder 907
Sitka Sitka 907
Skagway Skagway 907
Delta Junction Southeast Fairbanks 907
Valdez Valdez Cordova 907
Hooper Bay Wade Hampton 907
Wrangell Wrangell 907
Yakutat Yakutat 907
Nenana Yukon Koyukuk 907

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