Outline of Alaska Article

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The location of the state of Alaska in relation to the rest of the United States of America

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the U.S. state of Alaska:

Alaskamost extensive, northernmost, westernmost, highest, second newest, and least densely populated of the 50 states of the United States of America. Alaska occupies the westernmost extent of the Americas, bordering British Columbia and the Yukon, and is detached from the other 49 states. The summit of Denali (formerly Mount McKinley) at 6194 meters is the highest point of North America.

General reference

An enlargeable map of the state of Alaska

Geography of Alaska

An enlargeable topographical map of the state of Alaska
A satellite photo of Alaska during winter.

Geography of Alaska

Places in Alaska

Places in Alaska

Environment of Alaska

Geographic features of Alaska

Man-made geographic features of Alaska
Denali in Alaska is the highest mountain peak of the United States of America and all of North America. Denali is the third most topographically prominent summit on Earth after Mount Everest and Aconcagua.
Natural geographic features of Alaska

Regions of Alaska

Administrative divisions of Alaska

Boroughs of Alaska
An enlargeable map of the boroughs and census areas of the state of Alaska

List of boroughs in Alaska

Demography of Alaska

Demographics of Alaska

Government and politics of Alaska

Politics of Alaska

Branches of the government of Alaska

Government of Alaska

Executive branch of the government of Alaska

Legislative branch of the government of Alaska

Judicial branch of the government of Alaska

Courts of Alaska

Law and order in Alaska

Military in Alaska

Local government in Alaska

History of Alaska

History of Alaska

History of Alaska, by period

History of Alaska, by region

History of Alaska, by subject

Culture of Alaska

clockwise from top left, Anchorage, sled dogs, Vitus Bering, brown bear with salmon, two Tlingit girls, an Aleut man, willow ptarmigan, Senator Ted Stevens, Denali (center)

Culture of Alaska

The arts in Alaska

Sports in Alaska

Sports in Alaska

State symbols of Alaska

State symbols of Alaska

  • State Insignia
  • State bird: Willow Ptarmigan, adopted by the Territorial Legislature in 1955. It is a small (15–17 inches) Arctic grouse that lives among willows and on open tundra and muskeg. Plumage is brown in summer, changing to white in winter. The Willow Ptarmigan is common in much of Alaska.
  • State fish: King salmon, adopted 1962.
  • State flower: wild/native Forget-Me-Not, adopted by the Territorial Legislature in 1917. [5] It is a perennial that is found throughout Alaska, from Hyder to the Arctic Coast, and west to the Aleutians.
  • State fossil: Woolly Mammoth, adopted 1986.
  • State gem: Jade, adopted 1968.
  • State insect: Four-spot skimmer dragonfly, adopted 1995.
  • State land mammal: Moose, adopted 1998.
  • State marine mammal: Bowhead Whale, adopted 1983.
  • State mineral: Gold, adopted 1968.
  • State song: " Alaska's Flag"
  • State sport: Dog Mushing, adopted 1972.
  • State tree: Sitka Spruce, adopted 1962.
  • State dog: Alaskan Malamute, adopted 2010. [6]
  • State soil: Tanana, [7] adopted unknown.

Economy and infrastructure of Alaska

Economy of Alaska

Transportation in Alaska

Transportation in Alaska

Education in Alaska

Education in Alaska

See also


  1. ^ a b c d The Last Frontier State, 50 States, retrieved April 24, 2009.
  2. ^ Alaska Division of Economic Development (2010-12-21). "Alaska Division of Economic Development". Alaska Division of Economic Development. Retrieved 2011-07-30.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau State & County QuickFacts".
  4. ^ Green, Melissa S. (July 20, 2001; revised September 21, 2001). "A History of the Death Penalty in Alaska". University of Alaska Anchorage. Retrieved July 15, 2010. Alaska as a state has never had a death penalty. However, in Alaska's territorial days, eight men were executed under civil authority between 1900 and 1957. Other persons in Alaska were executed extrajudicially in the late 19th century under so-called "miner's laws." There is currently no easily available information on executions that may have taken place under military authority in Alaska. Check date values in: |date= ( help)
  5. ^ "Alaska Conservation Foundation – State Symbols". Archived from the original on 2009-02-25.
  6. ^ "It's official: Malamute now Alaska's state dog – KTUU.com | Alaska's news and information source |". KTUU.com. 2010-05-12. Retrieved 2010-06-02.[ dead link]
  7. ^ TANANA – ALASKA STATE SOIL[ permanent dead link] U.S. Department of Agriculture
  8. ^ http://dot.alaska.gov/stwdplng/transit/coordinated.shtml

External links

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