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    Alaska - Land of Amazing Sceneries

    To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world - John Muir



    History & Geography:
    The state of Juneau, Alaska situated in the northwest extremity of Canada, is the largest and barely populated U.S. state. It is the largest state in the United States by area, the 3rd least populous, and is commonly known as The Last Frontier.
    Alaska came in to existence on the 3rd of January 1959. The state covers 663,300 mi2 of area and is populated by 736,732.
    Alaska is famous for its varied terrain of open spaces, mountains and forests, with wildlife and many small towns. It's a place for outdoor activities like skiing, mountain biking and kayaking, Massive Denali National and North America's highest peak.

    Natural Resources:
    Alaska is very rich in below and above the ground natural resources. It is rich in Gold, oil and cranium, coal, silver and copper. The list also includes the natural gasses, uranium, tungsten and jade.
    Fish products account in 3 percent of the manufactured goods in the state. Along with fish the state also manufactures Furs, Paper, lumber, wood, cement blocks and concrete blocks.

    Economy:
    The economy of Alaska is the 45th in the Nation. The oil and gas industry is the largest contributor of Alaska's economy. Almost 85 percent of the state budget is supplied by oil revenues. Economy Sectors and fortunes of Alaska's oil industry are dependent upon the world oil prices.

    Delicacies:
    The center piece of Alaskan's cuisine is the Alaska's cold water seafood. Alaskan Salmon is one of the most significant foods here. It is served in different varieties like smoked salmon, cured salmon, salmon jerky, and even sweetened Indian salmon candy.

    Climate:
    Alaska's climate is determined by the amount of precipitation received. Yukon and Fairbanks situated in the Interior Region of Alaska holds the state's high temperature record. The summers in this state are warm and mushy.

    Counties:
    Alaska has a total of 355 incorporated cities. As most of the other U.S. states, Alaska is not divided into countries it is divided into districts. Alaska's 16 districts are the most populated areas in the United States. However, in the other 49 states, the boroughs do not cover the entire land area of the state. The areas that are not part of any district are referred to as the unorganized district.
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    Transportation:
    Alaska's road system approximately covers a small area of the state and as compared to the rest of the U.S has few road connections. The Major route out of the state through Canada is the one that is connecting the central population centers and the Alaska Highway. The capital of the state is only accessible by a car ferry because it does not have a route accessible by road. The western part of Alaska has no road system connecting the communities with the rest of Alaska. Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel one of the extravagant features of Alaska's Highway. This tunnel is the stretched consolidation of road and rail tunnel in the North America.

    Culture:
    Alaska's culture include some of the popular annual event like the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race that starts in Anchorage and ends in Nome, World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks, the Blueberry Festival and Alaska Hummingbird Festival in Ketchikan, the Sitka Whale Fest, and the Stikine River Garnet Fest in Wrangell. The Stikine River attracts the largest springtime concentration of American bald eagles in the world.

    Hotel & Places:
    Some of the outstanding and breathtaking top tourist's sites and major cities that are a must to visit in this state are Anchorage, Denali National park, and Juneau. Some of the jaw dropping and amazing sceneries include the amazing wild life, The Northern Lights, Denali National Park & Mt. McKinley, Glacier Bay National Park, Seaplane Tours, Siberian Huskies. The list of best hotels includes:
    • The Sophie station suites
    • Historic Anchorage Hotel
    • The lake front anchorage


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