What is Alaska?

  • (noun): A state in northwestern North America; the 49th state admitted to the union.
    Example: "Alaska is the largest state in the United States"
    Synonyms: Last Frontier, AK


Alaska (i/əˈlæskə/) is a state in the United States, situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent, with the international boundary 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. Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area, the 4th least populous and the least densely populated of the 50 United States. Approximately half of Alaska's 722,718 residents live within the Anchorage metropolitan area.

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Glennallen, Alaska - Geography and Climate - Location
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Inupiat People - Subsistence
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Inupiat People
... or formerly Inyupik, Inupik are the people of Alaska's Northwest Arctic and North Slope boroughs and the Bering Straits region ... of sea»), living on or near the north Alaska coast, and the Nunamiut («people of land»), living in interior Alaska ...
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
... The Alaska Heritage Resources Survey (AHRS) is a restricted inventory of all reported historic and prehistoric sites within the state of Alaska and is maintained by the Office of History and ...
Eielson Air Force Base - Overview
... fighter and bomber units around the world as well as providing for the defense of Alaska. 2007 as a result of BRAC 2005, today the primary mission of the base is to support Red Flag-Alaska, a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S ... Alaska's size enables the military to have the largest air-ground training complex in America ...