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Nearly anything you wish. There is a wide variety of geographical features and climate as well as a huge area in which to do it.
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How did Alaska get its nickname?

The Last Frontier. Alaska has no official nicknamealthough, when it joined the union in 1959 a number of suggestionswere made. Alaska is more commonly (but unofficially) known as The Last Frontier , or The Land of the MidnightSun. Alaska licence plates display North to theFuture. also it is the 49 state The Great Land. Alaska has no official nickname although, when it joined the unionin 1959 a number of suggestions were made. Alaska is more commonly(but unofficially) known as The Last Frontier , or The Land of the Midnight Sun. Alaska licence platesdisplay North to the Future. also it is the 49thstate The Great Land.

How big is Alaska?

Alaska ranks #1 based on area and #48 based on population. Alaskahas total area of 665,384 square miles including land area of570,641 square miles. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that theestimated population in Alaska was 738,432 as of July 1, 2015.

What is Alaska like?

Alaska is the most beautiful place you will ever go to. The winters can be terrible though. (I personally love them). The summers have a mixture of thematures. Some places have 90 degree wheather, others have -10. You will really only get that in Barrow though.

Where is Alaska?

Next to eastern Russia, it is property of the United States. Or: On the very west end of Canada, but belongs to the United States of America. Alaska is the largest state of the United States of America by area; it is situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent, with Canada to the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, with Russia further west across the Bering Strait. Or: Northwest North America. Or: Extreme north west part of North America. To the West of Canada. To the East of Russia and the Bering Strait and the Pacific Ocean. South of the Arctic Ocean and the North Pole. Or: In the northwest corner of the North American Continent.

When was Alaska founded?

Alaska was discovered in 1728 by Vitus Bering. He established a settlement in 1741. It was purchased from Russia in 1868 and was made a US Territory in 1912. It became a US State in 1959.

What were the Russians after in Alaska?

The Russians were after Beaver pelts in Alaska...once the population of beavers declined they wanted to get rid of Alaska because they weren't gaining anything by owning it so they sold it to William H. Seward.

Are there mountains in Alaska?

MANY mountains in Alaska. Everywhere I turn, I am always surrounded by mountains. And if you didn't know, Denali National Park in Alaska is the highest peak in North America.

What regions are in Alaska?

The wet, marine panhandle (Juneau, Ketchikan, Yakutat), The Mat-Su Valley/Chugiak Forest/Ice Fields (Wasilla, Anchorage, Valdez), Kenai Peninsula (Seward, Homer, Portage, Whittier) Northern Tundra (Barrow, Prudhoe Bay), the Frontier (Fairbanks, Nome, McGrath, Nenana, Tok), and the Aleutians (Attu, Adak, Kiska, Dutch Harbor, Unalaska).

What is Alaska about?

Alaska became the 49th state January 3, 1959. Its capitol is Juneau (yes that is how you spell it... pronounced JUNO). Its motto is "North to the Future."

What is special about Alaska?

Its size, volcanoes, mountains, tundra, islands, forests. wildlife and people. Seafood is good there. It is full of open space which many people enjoy. It is a great place for watching whales. Also , in the summer time, because of its northerly location , there is a lot of daylight allowing a lot to be seen in a short period of time

Does Alaska have a desert?

Not true! There are indeed deserts in Alaska. The largest, GreatKobuk Sand Dunes, is also a National Park. However, it is not atrue desert.

Who is the govener of Alaska?

William "Bill" Walker is the 11th and current Governor of Alaska.He was elected in 2014. The Governors in Alaska serves a four yearterm and are restricted to two consecutive terms in office, afterwhich they must wait one term before being eligible to run again.

What is important about Alaska?

Alaska has the ability to be totally self sustained. We have awsome resources, oil, game, seafood, lumber, natural gas, and awsome terrain and weather. Alaska has it all.

What is in Alaska?

Alaska is home to many unique opportunities. It is a lifestyle that takes getting used to. There are a variety of reasons why people reside in Alaksa. There is a military base located in Alaska, which contributes to a large amount of the traffic in the area.

How do you get to Alaska?

In a plane its right by the Yukon Yes, you can get there by flying. Major airports are at Anchorage and Fairbanks. You can also get there by taking a cruise ship, or a ferry boat up the Inside Passage. The state ferry system is very popular for people needing to get to the southeastern Alaskan mainland and the islands. That is the only way to get many items including vehicles to many communities. You can also get to Alaska by driving the Alcan Highway which runs from the lower 48 states thru British Columbia and Yukon Territory, Canada and into Alaska

Are there nuts in Alaska?

yes, if you mean growing on trees there is the pine cone. other then that we import it to our stores.(:

What is a festival in Alaska?

January . Kodiak - Russian Orthodox Starring Ceremony . Bethel - Kuskokwim 300 . Seward - Polar Bear Jump Off . Anchorage - Anchorage Folk Festival February . Anchorage - Fur Rendezvous . Cordova - Iceworm Festival . Fairbanks - Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race . Wrangell - Tent City Festival March . Anchorage, Nome, and Wasilla - Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race . Dillingham - Beaver Roundup Festival . Fairbanks - World Ice Art Championships . Kodiak - Pillar Mountain Golf Classic . Nome - Bering Sea Ice Golf Classic April . Bethel - Camai Dance Festival . Girdwood - Alyeska Spring Carnival . Juneau - Alaska Folk Festival May . Cordova - Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival . Haines - Great Alaska Craftbeer & Homebrew Festival . Homer - Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival and K-Bay SeaFest . Kodiak - Crab Festival . Nome - Memorial Day Polar Bear Swim . Petersburg - Little Norway Festival June . Anchorage - Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon , Elmendorf Open House and Air Show, Taste of Anchorage . Fairbanks - Midnight Sun Baseball Game , Yukon 800 Boat Race . Haines - Kluane to Chilkat International Bike Relay . Palmer - Colony Days . Sitka - Summer Music Festival July . Delta Junction - Deltana Fair . Eagle River - Bear Paw Festival . Fairbanks - Golden Days, World Eskimo-Indian Olympics . Girdwood - Girdwood Forest Fair . Homer - KBBI Concert on the Lawn . Seward - Mt. Marathon Race . Talkeetna - Moose Dropping Festival August . Fairbanks - Tanana Valley Fair . Haines - Southeast Alaska State Fair . Ketchikan - Blueberry Arts Festival . Ninilchik - Kenai Peninsula State Fair . Palmer - Alaska State Fair . Seward - Silver Salmon Derby . Talkeetna - Bluegrass Festival . Valdez - Gold Rush Days September . Kodiak - State Fair and Rodeo . Kenai, Valdez, Whittier, Wrangell - Silver Salmon Derby October . Anchorage - Alaska Federation of Natives Convention . Sitka - Alaska Day Festival November . Anchorage - Great Alaska Shootout . Haines - Alaska Bald Eagle Festival . Sitka - Whalefest December . Kodiak - Harbor Stars Boat Parade . Talkeetna - Winterfest

What is the salary in Alaska?

Alaska has a relatively low minimum wage, but there are very few minimum wage jobs in Alaska. I would say the average salery of most Alaskans is near $40,000 a year.

What is the popularity of Alaska?

Only a small percentage of US Citizens have ever visited Alaska for a Holiday, but it does have a very high repeat rate of return visitors. Alaska grows on you and even if the first visit was only a small snapshot of the State resulting from a one week cruise or a two week guided hunting or fishing excursion, for many, an interest is created in seeing more and more of what it has to offer. Visiting Alaska is, because of its vast size, a challenge that cannot be completed in a single trip lasting a month. The American Southwest requires more then a flight into Denver and a drive south on the Interstate 25 corridor. Far to much would be missed. Perhaps a greater tragedy is the failure of Alaskan's to have fully explored what is available to be seen within Alaska. The great majority have never been past the Arctic Circle or have visited the Aleutian Islands. The great bulk of Alaskans are city dwellers with little personal knowledge of the wonders of Alaska.

Are there fleas in Alaska?

Yes, there are fleas in Alaska. The fleas can be on house pets suchas dogs and cats. Fleas can also be on wild animals such as bears.

How can you get to Alaska by land?

Since Alaska is attached to North America, on the northwest corner, it can be reached by land from any other location in North America, just by driving on the roads. If, however, you live in Hawaii, it's going to be much harder.

Why did they name Alaska Alaska?

The name of Alaska was already introduced during the time of Russian rule (Аляска). It is derived from the Aluet alaxsxaq. Which means "the mainland" or more literally, "the object towards which the action of the sea is directed". Alaska is also known as Alyeska or "the great land" and is derived from the same Aluet roots as Alaska.

What can you do at Alaska?

you can sled , you can see lots of mooses , you can see the water and the rocks , you can see the sun pop up through the clouds every morning , you can hike or even get some good pictures of mountains.

What was mined in Alaska?

Alaska is probably most famous for being mined for gold in the past. Today there are currently copper, gold, and jade mines in Alaska.

Is Antarctica in Alaska?

No, Alaska is the northern-most state of the United States;Antarctica is a continent in the southern hemisphere governed bythe Antarctic Treaty.

Who did you get Alaska from?

The United States of America agreed to buy Alaska from Emperor Alexander II of Russia on March 20, 1867, for about $7.2 million dollars. A little known fact is that the Russians also agreed to forgive a debt of around $5 million dollars that the US owed them from the revolutionary and civil wars. The United States actually took possession of Alaska on October 18, 1867. China and England also were interested in purchasing Alaska, and are even rumored to have offered better prices. However, Russia didn't want China to have direct access to a fur-producing land (the main export to the Orient from Russia was Siberian furs) and Russia was afraid that England was colonizing too much of the world, and selling them Alaska was literally inviting them to their doorstep.

What do Alaskas eat?

That depends on if your talking about the villages or some of the larger citys. In fairbanks and Anchorage and some other palces people eat the same foods as most other people in the lower forty eights (the rest of the country) with quite a few of them suplemnteing their diets with Moose and other Alaskan wild game. In the villages on the other hand diet varys from place to place. In far northen rual Alaska most people eat whales, polar bear (not kidding) seal, walrus, caribou, reindeer (also not kidding they ARE real and are a major meat animal) among other fish and wild life. In the interiorish villages they mostly eat moose, caribou, salmon and more. Note: Due to the fact that the villages cannot be reached by roads and lack of clean water and the exspenciveness of flying clean water up by plane most villagers drink soda.

Are you an Alaska native if you were born in Alaska?

Being born in Alaska does not make you an Alaska Native. That termis used only for people who are indigineous to Alaska such asEskimos (Inuits), Alieuts, Athabaskans, Tlinkets, and Haidas, justto name a few. Native Alaskan refers to those born in Alaska.

Are there rats in Alaska?

No, i live in Alaska there are no rats. this is the only place inthe world that doesn't have rats. We keep our ports and bordersclean from rats so they can't get in here. We don't have deadlyspiders or snakes either.

Do Alaska have liquor there?

Most of Alaska does have liquor, in fact it is a major problem, especially in the long winter months. When winter brings near total darkness and extreme cold for most of the year, many people get depressed and/or don't go outdoors and/or stay active and they turn to alcohol. Many employment opportunities are seasonal and dissappear in the winter, this only makes the problem worse. This is especially true of Alaskan Natives more so than any other people, especially after the oil boom of the 1970's brought not just alcohol to the villages for the first time, but also many conveniences such as processed food, oil heat, etc. There was now more money, more convenience and free time, nothing to keep them occupied and the alcohol. This is such a problem that it has almost wiped out or destroyed many native bush communities. In the larger cities like Anchorage and Fairbanks it is common to see native people staggering around in a drunken stuppor in some parts of the cities. Because of this many smaller native communities are now "dry" meaning there is no alcohol available and it's illegal to bring alcohol into these communities. This also applies to the "company town" of Prudoe Bay/Deadhorse on the north slope where the oil drilling takes place. Alcohol can be had but it's expensive and not easily found. So in most areas there is an abundance of liquor available while in some areas there is very little or none at all.

Where is Sicily Alaska?

Sicily, Alaska is a fictional town in the American TV program Northern Exposure which ran for 6 seasons in the 1990's.

What does the Alaska flag have on it?

The background is dark blue and in it to the left it has seven stars shaping the big dipper and the north star in the top right corner.... all the stars are yellow (if you were wondering.)

What did Alaska grow?

Barley and Hay on about 22,000 acres. Greenhouse crops are improving. There are a large number of garden crops that do very well, peas. potatoes, cabbage, broccoli, radishes, spinach and many more

Does Alaska have antelope?

There is one species of antelope called a saiga antelope, It has roamed in in Alaska but are critically endangered and roam other places instead. NOTE: pronghorns are NOT antelopes.

Is Alaska a counrty?

Yes and No, Alaska is a state in the USA. And a foreign trade zone (UN) made up of many corporate interests.

Where is barrow Alaska located in Alaska?

Barrow is located on the "North Slope" of Alaska. It's in the northern most part of the state on barren tundra land. It is also located by many large oil fields and that is probably what it is most well-known for. It is near the Arctic Ocean as well. And it is also the traditional land of many Alaskan Eskimos.

What is land in Alaska?

Do you mean what is land like in Alaska? Because it is very cold and you can get the chills being there.