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Capitals > Municipal population 30,987 [45th of 50]
Geographic centers > Location
60 miles northwest of Mount McKinley
Geographic regions
The West
Land Acreage > Total 149.408 million acres [2nd of 45]
Land Acreage > Total Cropland 0.028 million acres [42nd of 43]
Land Acreage > Total Forest Land 127.38 million acres [1st of 44]
Land Acreage > Total Pasture or Range Land 22 million acres [9th of 43]
Land area 571,951 sq mi [1st of 56]
Land borders
none; international borders: Canada
Largest cities (with populations) Anchorage - 272,687
Percentage of area water 13.77% [10th of 50]
State capitals (with populations) Juneau - 31,118
Tornadoes > Fatalities 0 [40th of 55]
Tornadoes > Injuries 0 [52nd of 55]
Tornadoes > Total cost of damage $543.00 [51st of 55]
Tornadoes > Total number 1 [51st of 55]
Total area 663,266 sq mi [1st of 50]
US National Historic Landmarks > Number 48 [14th of 51]
US National Historic Landmarks > Number, non-duplicated 48 [14th of 51]
Water area 91,316 sq mi [1st of 50]

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Interesting facts on Alaskan Geography

  • Austin, Texas has more people than Alaska.
  • If Alaska were its own country, it would be the 26th largest in total area, slightly larger than Iran.

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