Alaska Area Codes
Alaska is the largest and most sparsely populated state in the United States of America. It is located in the northwest extremity of North America, bordered by Canada to the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south. Alaska has a diverse geography, climate, and wildlife, as well as a rich history and culture.
Alaska is home to more than 730,000 people, about half of whom live in the Anchorage metropolitan area. The state’s economy is dominated by the oil, gas, fishing, tourism, and military sectors. Alaska is also known for its natural beauty and abundant natural resources, such as gold, copper, coal, timber, and seafood. Alaska has more than 3 million lakes, 100,000 glaciers, 17 of the 20 highest peaks in the United States, and 34,000 miles of coastline.
Alaska is also the only state that has both polar bears and grizzly bears, as well as moose, caribou, wolves, eagles, whales, seals, and salmon. Alaska’s name derives from the Aleut word “Alyeska”, meaning “the great land”. Alaska was purchased from Russia in 1867 for $7.2 million, or about two cents per acre. Alaska became a territory in 1912 and a state in 1959.
Alaska is known for its diverse and unique culture, influenced by the Native American, Russian, European, Asian, and American settlers who have lived there over the centuries. Alaska has more than 20 officially recognized Native languages, as well as English as the official language. Alaska also has many festivals, events, and traditions that celebrate its heritage and identity, such as the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, the Alaska Native Heritage Center, the Alaska State Fair, and the Midnight Sun Festival.