Ever wonder about the largest state in America? We’re not talking about Texas! Alaska, our icy state bordered by the Arctic Ocean and Canada is the biggest in area. It was also the forty-ninth state, bought from the Russian empire for only two cents an acre, which means it cost about $7.2 million dollars.
Alaska has diverse landscape and wildlife. There are glaciers, volcanic islands and many different species of animals living in all parts of the state — even in the cities. Fishing is also very popular given the large salmon population in the Northern Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Alaska.
To discover more about the state, its history and the animals that live there, explore the quiz and galleries below.
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What is the capital of Alaska?
Juneau is the capital of Alaska, though Anchorage is the largest city.
Alaska is the largest state of the U.S. It’s also the largest state by land area and by water area, and if three of the next largest states are combined (Texas, California, Montana), Alaska still holds as the largest.
Is Alaska considered an enclave or an exclave?
An enclave is a political term that describes a state within the contingent United States. Alaska is an exclave because legally it is a part of the U.S. even though it is not geographically connected.
Which body of water is NOT adjacent to Alaska?
Hudson Bay is not adjacent to Alaska, it’s on the eastern coast of Canada. However, the Arctic Ocean, Berring Sea and Chukchi Sea all border Alaska with the Gulf of Alaska, just north of the Pacific Ocean.
Which group of indigenous peoples were once referred to as Eskimo in Alaska?
Yupik, Inuit and Aleut were referred to as Eskimo. Most native people are simply referred to as Inuit or by their particular groups of aboriginals in Canada and Greenland. Apache, Chippewa, Pueblo, Choctaw, Sioux and Iroquois are some of the largest Native American tribes.
The term Inuit replaced Eskimo because:
Eskimo was perjorative, like an ethnic slur. Perjorative terms usually imply a negative effect from the speaker, like any other racial or religious slur.
Alaska is categorized by regions, how many are there?
The regions are: Southcentral, Southeastern or Panhandle, Interior, Southwest and Arctic or North Slope.
What is the largest city in Alaska?
Anchorage has the largest population in Alaska with around 300,950 people. Fairbanks and Juneau have a bit over 30,000 each.
There are volcanoes in Alaska.
The Aleutian Islands have several active volcanoes.
Hawaii has more volcanoes than Alaska.
Alaska has more islands than any other state. The Aleutian Islands are a chain of more than 300 volcanic islands.