Alaska is the largest state And 3rd least populated state of the USA. Map of Alaska Covering an area of 663,268 square miles. It is located in the northwest extremity of the United States West Coast, just across the Bering Strait from Asia. Alaska is the seventh-largest subnational division in the world.
Alaska was a colony of Russia from the 1740s until 1867. The territory was bought by the US from the Russians. Admission to the Union was on the 3rd of January 1959. Alaska was admitted as the 49th state.
According to Alaska Map, It shares borders with the Canadian province of British Columbia and territory of Yukon to the east. In the southeast site, It has a maritime border with Russia’s Chukotka Autonomous Okrug to the west. To the north are the Chukchi and Beaufort seas of the Arctic Ocean, while the Pacific Ocean lies to the south and southwest. Alaska is one of two US states not bordered by another state, Hawaii is the other.
Political Map of Alaska
Alaska shares borders with the Canadian province of British Columbia and territory of Yukon to the east. The state also shares a maritime border with Russia, which is located across the Bering Strait. To the north are the Chukchi and Beaufort seas of the Arctic Ocean, while the Pacific Ocean lies to the south and southwest.
Juneau is the official capital of Alaska and Anchorage is the largest city of the Political Map of Alaska. On March 30, 1867, the US purchased Alaska from the Russian Empire for 7.2 million US dollars. US Make Some administrative changes before Alaska was finally organized as a US territory on May 11, 1912.
Physical Map of Alaska
Alaska is the largest US state that occupies a huge peninsula in the extreme northwest of North America. Physical Map of Alaska Comprises an area of 663,268 square miles. it is also the largest US state by area.
Alaska is bordered by Canadian provinces of Yukon Territory and British Columbia to the east. It shares a maritime border with Russia to the west. The state does not share its border with any other US state.
Alaska Physical Map is divided into Six major regions (from north to south): South Central, Southeast, Interior, Southwest, North Slope, and the Aleutian Islands.
Geography Map of Alaska
Alaska is the westernmost, northernmost, and surprisingly the easternmost state in the country. With a land area of 586,412 square miles, Alaska is twice the size of Texas. The westernmost tip of Alaska is 50 miles away from Russia. Alaska is famous for its incredible topography.
Geography Map of Alaska features rugged mountain ranges, rivers, coastal marshlands, and sequestered islands. Alaska has more than 3,000 rivers and 3 million lakes. Denali is the highest mountain in Alaska and in North America With an elevation of 6,190 meters.
Alaska’s major river is the Yukon. its source is in British Columbia, Canada, and empties into the Bering Sea. The river flows for 3,017 km (1,875 mi) within Alaska. It has a total length of 3,698 km (2,298 mi).
Alaska’s other big rivers are the Colville River, The Noatak, Kobuk River, The Kuskokwim, The Copper River Etc.
There are 1,800 named islands in the state, 1,000 of which are located in Southeast Alaska. The largest island of Alaska is Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska. It is separated from Alaska’s mainland by the Shelikof Strait.
Alaska Features around 100,000 glaciers which make three-fourths of all freshwater in the state is stored as glacial ice.
Transportation Map of Alaska
Alaska has relatively smaller road connections compared to the rest of the U.S. The state’s road system covers a relatively small area of the state, linking the central population centers and the Alaska Highway. The principal route out of the state through Canada.
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) is the gateway to Alaska and it Mostly served by seasonal airlines.
The Alaska Railroad (ARR) played a key role in the development of Alaska. It was Built around 1915 linking north Pacific shipping through providing critical infrastructure with tracks that run from Seward to Interior Alaska by way of South Central Alaska.
Cities Map of Alaska
Alaska has 355 incorporated cities and census-designated places. Alaska’s incorporated cities are home of 70 percent population of the state which just covers 2.1 percent landmass of the state. Anchorage is the largest city in the state. It has a population of 291,826 inhabitants, while Fairbanks stands at the second position and has a population of 31,535 people.
Juneau is the official capital of Alaska and Anchorage is the largest city of the Political Map of Alaska.
Major Cities In Alaska: Anchorage (292,000), Fairbanks (32,000), Juneau (31,000), Badger (Fairbanks MSA), Knik-Fairview (Anchorage MSA), and College (Fairbanks MSA).
Other cities and towns in Alaska:
Adak, Attu, Barrow, Bethel, Bettles, Chignik, Circle, Dillingham, Galena, Gambell, Glennallen, Holy Cross, Homer, Hooper Bay, Kenai, Ketchikan, King Salmon, Kodiak, Kotzebue.