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The West > Alaska > Geography

Area > Land area > Km² 1,530,700 [1st of 55]
Area > Percentage water 13.77 [12th of 52]
Area > Total area > Km² 1,717,854 [1st of 56]
Area > Total area > Miles² 663,267 [1st of 56]
Area > Water area > Km² 236,507 [1st of 52]
Capitals > Capital since 1,906
Capitals > Date of statehood 1,959
Capitals > Most populous city No
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 > Fatalities (per capita) 0 per 1 million people [42nd of 55]
Tornadoes > Injuries 0 [52nd of 55]
    Tornadoes > Injuries (per capita) 0 per 1 million people [50th of 55]
Tornadoes > Total cost of damage $543.00 [51st of 55]
    Tornadoes > Total cost of damage (per $ GDP) $0.16 per $10 million of GDP [51st of 55]
    Tornadoes > Total cost of damage (per capita) $0.08 per 100 people [51st of 55]
Tornadoes > Total number 1 [51st of 55]
    Tornadoes > Total number (per capita) 0.151 per 100,000 people [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]

ALTERNATIVE NAMES: AK

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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