2007-12-08 16:57:34 UTC
How is Alaska different from all of the other U.S states?

Im doing a project about Alaska in my world geography class.
Ten answers:
Joe B
2007-12-08 18:23:44 UTC
Alaska contains the world largest temperate rain forest. I know I live in it. In the Tongass National Forest/Ketchikan get over 200" of rain per year, this October we had over 31 inches of rain.

There are no roads in Southeast Alaska that connect to the rest of North America. Juneau, the capital of Alaska has no roads connecting it to Canada or the rest of Alaska. Only 15% of Alaska is covered with snow year round.

The population of all of Alaska is only about 660,000.

Each resident gets money from the state every year. This year each resident got about $1400 and there are no state income taxes. The state took money from the sale of mineral rights and invested the money. The profit each year they make from those investments are given to the residents of the state and reinvested.

Alaskan salmon hatcheries release the salmon back into the wild, they are not farm raised. Therefore, they are more nutritious.

There are many Alaskan Native tribes including the Tlingit, Haida, Yupik Eskimo. The only designated government Indian Reservation is Annette Island in Southeast Alaska. The town on this island is called Metlakatla.

Their High School Mascot it the Chiefs for boys and the Misschiefs for girls.... lol great sense of humor......

hope this helps

also chech out and feel to use any of the pictures for your report.. they are mostly of Southeast Alaska....

Bald eagles were never endangered in Alaksa.....
2007-12-08 17:42:06 UTC
Alaska is more than twice the size of Texas.  If you put the Alaska inside the boundaries of the lower 48, it would stretch from coast to coast (if you include the Aleutian Islands).  Every resident of the state receives a Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) on an annual basis.  The PFD is from various investments that the state makes stocks and other financial endeavors.  About half the state is within the Arctic circle.  This means that during the winter and summer solstice that part of the state will see either no sunlight for some time or during the summer; no sunlight at all for a while.  Alaska has the only capital in the U.S that can only be reached by plane or boat (Tall mountains and Canada prevent roads coming in from Alaska or Canada). Alaska also has the youngest average age of any state, at around 19-20 years old. About half the state lives in one city (Anchorage) the state has somewhere around 700,000 people and 270,000 people live in the Anchorage area.
☮ far2sensible ☮
2014-03-30 16:46:54 UTC
Alaska is just about the most beautiful place on earth. Come visit, extraordinary Alaska vacations are on sale now.
2016-04-20 14:57:59 UTC
Alaska (Listeni/əˈlæskə/) is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the Americas. The Canadian administrative divisions of British Columbia and Yukon border the state to the east; it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait. To the north are the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, the southern parts of the Arctic Ocean. The Pacific Ocean lies to the south and southwest. Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area, the 3rd least populous and the least densely populated of the 50 United States. Approximately half of Alaska's residents (the total estimated at 738,432 by the Census Bureau in 2015[3]) live within the Anchorage metropolitan area. Alaska's economy is dominated by the fishing, natural gas, and oil industries, resources which it has in abundance. Military bases and tourism are also a significant part of the economy.

The United States purchased Alaska from the Russian Empire on March 30, 1867, for 7.2 million U.S. dollars at approximately two cents per acre ($4.74/km2). The area went through several administrative changes before becoming organized as a territory on May 11, 1912. It was admitted as the 49th state of the U.S. on January 3, 1959.[5]

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1 Etymology

2 Geography

2.1 Regions

2.1.1 South Central

2.1.2 Southeast

2.1.3 Interior

2.1.4 Southwest

2.1.5 North Slope

2.1.6 Aleutian Islands

2.2 Natural features

2.3 Land ownership

2.4 Climate

3 History

3.1 Alaska Natives

3.2 Colonization

3.3 U.S. Territory

3.4 Statehood

3.5 Alaska Heritage Resources Survey

4 Demographics

4.1 Race and ancestry

4.2 Languages

4.3 Religion

5 Economy

5.1 Energy

5.1.1 Permanent Fund

5.2 Cost of living

5.3 Agriculture and fishing

6 Transportation

6.1 Roads

6.2 Rail

6.3 Marine transport

6.4 Air transport

6.5 Other transport

6.6 Data transport

7 Law and government

7.1 State government

7.2 State politics

7.3 Taxes

7.4 Federal politics

8 Cities, towns and boroughs

8.1 Cities and census-designated places (by population)

9 Education

10 Public health and public safety

11 Culture

11.1 Music

11.2 Alaska in film and on television

12 State symbols

13 See also

14 References

15 External links


The name "Alaska" (Аляска) was introduced in the Russian colonial period when it was used to refer to the peninsula. It was derived from an Aleut, or Unangam idiom, which figuratively refers to the mainland of Alaska. Literally, it means object to which the action of the sea is directed.[6][7][8] It is also known as Alyeska, the "great land", an Aleut word derived from the same root.


Main article: Geography of Alaska

Alaska is the northernmost and westernmost state in the United States and has the most easterly longitude in the United States because the Aleutian Islands extend into the eastern hemisphere. Alaska is the only non-contiguous U.S. state on continental North America; about 500 miles (800 km) of British Columbia (Canada) separates Alaska from Washington. It is technically part of the continental U.S., but is sometimes not included in colloquial use; Alaska is not part of the contiguous U.S., often called "the Lower 48". The capital city, Juneau, is situated on the mainland of the North American continent but is not connected by road to the rest of the North American highway system.

The state is bordered by Yukon and British Columbia in Canada, to the east, the Gulf of Alaska and the Pacific Ocean to the south, the Bering Sea, Bering Strait, and Chukchi Sea to the west and the Arctic Ocean to the north. Alaska's territorial waters touch Russia's territorial waters in the Bering Strait, as the Russian Big Diomede Island and Alaskan Little Diomede Island are only 3 miles (4.8 km) apart. Alask
2007-12-08 17:37:50 UTC
If you are doing a project for your world geography class, look up Alaska in the atlas, the encyclopedia, the dictionary,the National Geographic Magazine,travel brochures for the state and determine the difference between it and the other states.Why is everybody so lazy?
2016-03-20 19:21:49 UTC
I live in Alaska its amazing, but I had to shovel about a foot of snow today. Its different because its not attached to the US, is attached to Canada.
2007-12-11 12:21:52 UTC
ALASKA ROCKS!!!!!!!!!! Come visit some time. Our way of living is much different besides all that cool stuff the other peeps are talking about. You should check us out some day! :)
2007-12-08 17:05:38 UTC
Alaska is quite larger than any other state.
Alison S
2007-12-09 01:42:02 UTC
Has the highest peak in North America.
2014-10-26 14:52:34 UTC
Alaska has more registerd sex offenders per capita than any other state.

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