(Encyclopedia) Alaska ?l?sk?, largest in area of the United States but one of the smallest in population, occupying the northwest extremity of the North American continent, separated from the? (Encyclopedia) Alaska Highway, all-weather road, 1,523 mi (2,451 km) long, extending NW from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to Fairbanks, Alaska. An extension of an existing Canadian road between? (Encyclopedia) Alaska Range, S central Alaska, rising to the highest mountain in North America, Denali (Mt. McKinley; 20,310 ft/6,190 m). The range divides S central Alaska from the great plateau of? (Encyclopedia) Alaska Peninsula, SW Alaska, extending 500 mi (800 km) SW from the mainland, separating Bristol Bay and the Bering Sea from Cook Inlet, the Shelikof Strait, and Pacific Ocean. The? Capital: Juneau
State abbreviation/Postal code: Alaska/AK
Governor: Bill Walker, Independent(to Dec. 2018)
Lieut. Governor: Byron Mallott, D(to Dec. 2018)
Senators: Dan Sullivan, R (to Jan.? (Encyclopedia) Alaska, University of, at Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Juneau; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1917, opened 1922 as Alaska Agricultural College and School of? (Encyclopedia) Alaska North Slope or Arctic North Slope, region, N Alaska, sloping from the Brooks Range N to the Arctic Ocean. In 1968 large petroleum reserves were found in the Prudhoe Bay area. In? Celebrating Alaska?s birthday by Liz Olson Originally a Russian territory, Alaska was sold to the United States in 1867. The United States bought the Alaskan territory for $7,200,? Alaska Profile More Geographic Information Country Profiles Flags World Geography World Statistics U.S. State Profiles U.S. Cities U.S. Geography U.S. Statistics U.S. Map Map? Alaska: Persons per square mile, 2000 Alaska: White persons, percent, 2000 Alaska: Population, percent change, 1990 to 2000 Alaska: American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2000?