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The northernmost state of the United States. It ranks first in terms of total land area and 47th in terms of population.
Asked in Alaska, Insects, Mosquitoes
When is mosquito season in Alaska?
It can run from about a month or two up north, to as much as nine or ten months down south. Depends on climate and temp. Usually spring to fall. In the spring Alaska has what we call break up. This is where the ice starts melting and the rivers and creeks start flowing again. Mosquitos are usually out right after that. ...
How is Alaska part of the US but not connected?
The lower 48 states were settled in a continual westward expansion so that all of the states are connected. Alaska however was not settled by us but by the Russians and later purchased by the U.S. At the time Alaska was purchased Canada was already settled and established therefore the U.S. could not expand and settle the land between the lower 48 states and Alaska connecting the two. The only way they could be connected is if the U.S. owned what is...
Was Alaska a colony or a territory?
After Alaska's purchase it was named a Department and placed under the control of the US Army until 1877. The US Department of the Treasury was then given responsibility for the area for two years at which time it was turned over to the US Navy. Alaska suffered benign neglect from purchase until 17 May 1884 when it was renamed the District of Alaska and placed under the control of a Governor appointed by the President of the United States. For...
Asked in Alaska
What makes Alaska unique?
It's size, wealth and natural resources, climate, wildlife, location, way of life, freedom enjoyed by it's citizens, Permanent Fund Dividend, various native cultures, Mt. McKinley, Glaciers, Volcanoes, variety of climates, hours of daylight / darkness, size of vegetables grown here, people living subsitence lifestyles, Northern Lights, sports and Hot springs all make Alaska unique. Another really unique thing about Alaska is that it contains the Northernmost, Easternmost, and Westernmost points in the U.S. There are too many things to name them all. ...
Asked in Travel & Places, Alaska
Is Alaska a good place to go on vacation and why?
It can be, but it isn't a vacation paradise that everyone would love. For those that enjoy the great outdoors it is a great place to visit. There is excellent hunting and fishing available with record trophy game. Alaska has worthy vistas for the nature lover with countless glaciers, rivers, mountains and fjords. Consider combining a sea cruise as part of the trip for some genuine creature comfort. ...
Asked in Travel & Places, Geography, Alaska, Landforms
What group of small islands forms the long tail of Alaska?
The Aleutian Islands, including Attu and Kiska, which were once captured by the Japanese during World War II. They extend southwest into the North Pacific Ocean towards Russia, forming the southern border of the Bering Sea. The islands cross the International Date Line, and so may be considered both the westernmost and the easternmost parts of the United States. The islands are named after the Native Aleut tribe who created Alaska's name, Alyeska (AH-Ley-eh-ska) ...
Asked in Alaska
Is it dark for 6 months straight in Alaska?
In actuality, no. But it seems like it, the sun comes up at 11:00 am and sets at 2:30 pm, you think it is dark for 6 months. Starting the last part of September it starts getting dark earlier until about mid May. Then it stays light 23 hours. ...
Asked in Alaska, Arizona, Time Zones
How many hours difference between Alaska and Arizona?
Arizona is two hours ahead of most of Alaska and three hours ahead of Alaska's Aleutian Islands from the first Sunday of November until the second Sunday of March. During the rest of the year, most of Arizona is two hours ahead of the Aleutian Islands and one hour ahead of the rest of Alaska. ...
Asked in Alaska, India, Road Distance
What is the distance across the US from north to south?
Mapquest says it is about 1816 road miles from International Falls, MN to Brownsville, TX (about 28 hours driving time). ...