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Alaska State Information

Alaska State is located on northwest corner of the North American continent. Alaska is the largest state of among the US. Alaska state total area was 1,530,699 sq km. Alaska is bounded on the north by the Arctic Ocean and Beaufort Sea, east by the Canada's Yukon Territory and province of British Columbia, south by the Gulf of Alaska, Pacific Ocean, and Bering Sea and west by the Bering Sea, Bering Strait, Chukchi Sea, and Arctic Ocean. Alaska state total boundary length is 13,176 km. Alaska state total forest area is 51,343,000 hectares in 2002 estimation. Alaska state climate is very cool. The climate of Western Alaska is determined in large part by the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska. It is a subarctic oceanic climate in the southwest and a continental subarctic climate farther north. In summer maximum daily temperatures in the Alaskan lowlands average above 60°F. The Roman Catholic Church is the largest religious organization of Alaska State. Many Aleuts were converted to the Russian Orthodox religion during the 18th century. In Alaska State 85.7% of the population five years old and older was reported to speak only English in the home. Alaska state agriculture is the represents only a fraction of the Alaskan economy. Although the expense of getting agricultural products to market is a limiting factor. International export opportunities are being developed. In Industries are Alaska's small but growing manufacturing sector is centered on petroleum refining and the processing of lumber and food products, especially seafood.

Alaska Recreation, Culture and Attractions

Alaska State people were native heritage history and culture can be found in such diverse places as Ketchikan, Anchorage and Kotzebue, as well as in hundreds of villages where people live in traditional ways. But while Native culture, as a whole, may define much of Alaska's appearance, the state contains a broad mixture of cultures. With over three million acres, Alaska is home to the largest state park system in the United States and holds nearly one-third of America's state park acreage. The Alaska state park system is host to about 6 million visitors per year of which 25% are from other states. Alaska is also a haven for adventure travelers, attracted year-round by acres of unspoiled wilderness and, for the truly dogged. In Alaska State have no major league professional sports teams. But there is a minor league hockey team in Anchorage. Sports in Alaska generally revolve around the outdoors, including skiing, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and camping. Perhaps the biggest sporting event in the state is the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Other annual sporting events include the Great Alaska Shootout.

Alaska Demographics

Alaska total population - 626,932
Alaska male population - 324,112
Alaska female population - 302,820
Alaska white population - 434,534
Alaska black population - 21,787
Alaska American Indian and Alaska Native - 98,043
Alaska Asian population - 25,116
Alaska Hispanic or Latino population - 25,852

Alaska School Information

Alaska state education system was administrated by Department of Education and Early Development of Alaska. The Alaska state had more than a dozen colleges and universities. Total enrollment was estimated at 135,869 in fall 2000 and expected to reach 137,000 by fall 2005. The main campus, established in 1917, is at Fairbanks. The University of Alaska's Rural Education Division has a network of education centers and offers 90 correspondence courses in 22 fields of study. In Alaska other universities are University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Alaska Southeast, and Alaska Pacific University. Currently, the state has around 50 districts serving the public education of children

Alaska State Symbols

State nickname - The Last Frontier
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Moose
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Bowhead Whale
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King salmon
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Forget-me-not
Alaska state   Motto
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North To The Future
Alaska state  Song
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Alaska's Flag
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Sitka spruce
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Woolly Mammoth
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Willow ptarmigan
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Four-spot Skimmer Dragonfly

Alaska State History

Alaska state history is the long and colorful. At 10000 and 40000 years ago the ancestors of all of America's aboriginal peoples trekked over a land bridge that connected northeastern Siberia with northwestern America. Ages passed before overseas voyagers rediscovered Alaska. In 1741 Vitus Bering, a Dane working for the Russians, and Alexei Chirikov discovered the Alaskan mainland and the Aleutian Islands. Within a few years, the discoverers were followed by the exploiters, who hunted the region's fur-bearing animals. In 1804, the settlement of Sitka was attacked and held by the Tlingit Indians. The Russians use a combined naval-military operation to force the natives out. The cost of administering the Alaska territory put a significant drain on the Russian homeland. This cost and the disappearance of the sea otter and fur trade brought about the Russians trying to interest the United States in purchasing Alaska in 1859. The pace of economic development quickened after the discovery of gold in 1880 at Juneau. Alaska gained Territorial status with the United States Congress on August 24, 1912. Alaska Natives, who make up 15 percent of the state's population, maintain many traditions, such as whaling, subsistence hunting and fishing, and old ways of making crafts and art. Anchorage, the state's biggest city, has many Alaska influences but is also sometimes called Los Anchorage for its Lower 48-style architecture and mannerisms. Most residents of Alaska were born outside the state, and when they came to Alaska they brought their own traditions and desires. The most important result of all this activity was the movement for statehood.

Alaska State Tourist Information

Tourism is supported to the state economy of the Alaska state. Alaska's tourism industry is estimated at over $1 billion per year. There is also a growing service and tourism sector. In fact, tourism has become the 2nd-largest private-sector employer in the state. The industry, directly and indirectly, generates an annual average of 30,700 jobs and $640 million in payroll. The Alaska state is home for the many attractive places. Tourism is state government anchor the economy.

Alaska State Transportation

In Alaska State first rail transportation networks were constructed to serve mining interests. The Alaska Railroad was federally operated until 1985 when it was bought by the state government for $22.3 million. Regular passenger and freight railroad service began in 1923, when the Alaska Railroad began operation. The Alaska Marine Highway System provides year-round scheduled ferry service to over 30 communities throughout southeast and southwest Alaska. Water transport in Alaska is dominated by Valdez, which annually ships about 100 million tons of crude petroleum from the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Terminal. In the state Air travel is the primary means of intrastate transportation, with regional carriers serving remote communities. The state operates 386 airports, including two major international airports in Anchorage and Juneau. In addition, there are 205 privately owned airports in the state. Dogsled is another transportation method of Alaska.

Alaska Taxes

Alaska State Tax Rate Range Low 0.00% High 0.00%
Alaska State Tax Income Brackets Lowest flat rate - Highest flat rate
Alaska State Personal Exemptions Single - Married ? Dependents
Alaska State Sales Tax Rate on Food 0%, on Prescription Drugs 0%, on Non-prescription Drugs 0%
Alaska State Total Tax on Gasoline 8.0%, on Diesel Fuel 8.0%
Alaska State Excise Tax Rates on Cigarettes Tax Rate 200(¢ per pack)
Alaska State Beer Excise Tax Rate $1.07($ per gallon)
Alaska State Wine Excise Tax Rate $2.50($ per gallon)

Alaska Universities

University of Alaska Fairbanks - 8,340 Students
Alaska Pacific University - 739 Students
University of Alaska Anchorage - 16,163 Students
University of Alaska Southeast - 3,011 Students
Sheldon Jackson College - 116 Students
Prince William Sound Community College - 878 Students
Charter College - 403 Students

Alaska Religions

Christian ? 78%
Protestant ? 62%
Eastern Orthodox ? 8%
Catholic ? 7%
Buddhist ? 10%
No Religion ? 7%
Other religions ? 1%
LDS ? 4%

Alaska Counties

Aleutians East Borough, Alaska - Population 2,697
Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska - Population 260,283
Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska - Population 1,258
Denali Borough, Alaska - Population 1,893
Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska - Population 82,840
Haines Borough, Alaska - Population 2,392
City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska - Population 30,711
Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska - Population 49,691
Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska - Population 14,077
Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska - Population 13,913
Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska - Population 1,823
Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska - Population 59,322
North Slope Borough, Alaska - Population 7,385
Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska - Population 7,208
City and Borough of Sitka, Alaska - Population 8,835
Municipality of Skagway Borough, Alaska - Population 862
Unorganized Borough, Alaska - Population 78,486
City and Borough of Wrangell, Alaska - Population 2,448
City and Borough of Yakutat, Alaska - Population 808
Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska - Population 5,465
Bethel Census Area, Alaska - Population 16,006
Dillingham Census Area, Alaska - Population 4,922
Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, Alaska - Population 2,574
Nome Census Area, Alaska - Population 9,196
Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, Alaska - Population 6,115
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska - Population 6,174
Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska - Population 10,195
Wade Hampton Census Area, Alaska - Population 7,028
Petersburg Census Area, Alaska - Population 4,260
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska - Population 6,551

Alaska State Government

Alaska State?s first constitution was adopted in 1956. Alaska is governed as a republic, with three branches of government. There are executive branch, legislative branch and judicial branch. The executive branch is consisting of the Governor of Alaska and the other independently elected constitutional officers. The legislative branch consisting of the Alaska House of Representatives and Alaska Senate. And judicial branch consisting of the Alaska Supreme Court and lower courts. In 1990, a member of the Alaskan Independent party, Walter J. Hickel, was elected governor. The governor must be at least 30 years old, and must have been a US citizen for seven years and an Alaska resident for seven years. Voters must be 18 years old, US citizens, and not registered to vote in another state. Constitutional amendments require a two-thirds vote of the legislature and ratification by the electorate. The Supreme Court is consisting of a chief justice and 4 associate justices. The lowest court is the district court, of which there are 56 in four districts. All judges are appointed by the governor from nominations made by the Judicial Council.

Alaska Economy

Alaska's main income is based on the oil and gas industry. Alaska income is also based on Agriculture, manufacturing of food products, fishing and tourism. In 1959 Alaska accomplished as statehood; its economy was entirely reliant on the US government. The mining products of Alaska is main income product is oil products and other yields are zinc, gold, molybdenum, silver, crushed stone, lead, coal, sand and gravel. Alaska's agriculture livestock are milk, hogs, sheep, eggs, beef cattle, chickens, and lambs. Alaska's agriculture crops are nursery foodstuffs, hay, dairy products, potatoes, oats and barley. Alaska's main industrialized center is salmon-packing industry. In U.S Alaska's fish catch is the most important than other states. Tourism is also main income of Alaska's economy. The state income is from the productions such as natural sources mining, transportation and shipping. Oil and gas, mainly salmon, cod, Pollock, seafood and crab these are Alaska's central export merchandise. Alaska's Permanent Fund is formed in 1977 and obtains 25% of Alaska's oil monarch's income.

Alaska Parks

Alagnak Wild River - King Salmon, AK: There are no applicable fees or reservations associated with public use of the Alagnak Wild River. Alaska Public Lands - Anchorage, AK: There is no admission fee. The Ketchikan center charges a $5.00 user fee during the summer season. Open at summer on 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. In winter season at 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. Aleutian World War II National Historic Area - Unalaska/Dutch Harbor, AK: The Park is open year round. Aniakchak National Monument & Preserve - King Salmon, AK: There are no applicable fees or reservations associated with public use. The National Park Service imposes no operating hours or seasonal restrictions. Bering Land Bridge National Preserve - Nome, AK: There is no fee. The Administrative Offices and Interpretive Center are open year round. Opening hours are 8.00 am to 4.30 pm. Cape Krusenstern National Monument - Kotzebue, AK: There are no fees. Opening hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Denali National Park & Preserve - Denali Park, AK: The park entrance fee is $10.00 per person or $20.00 per vehicle. Gates Of The Arctic National Park & Preserve - Bettles, AK: There are currently no fees or reservation system in place at Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. Open at year around from Monday to Friday at 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed on holidays. Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve - Gustavus, AK: There is no entrence fee. Reservations are required for private boating, camping, rafting, and for many other visitor services. The park is open year-around. But services in winter are extremely limited. Inupiat Heritage Center - Barrow , AK: Entrance fees is discounts for children, college students, and seniors. Center is open year around. Opening hours are 8:30 AM to 5:00PM Monday through Friday. Katmai National Park & Preserve - King Salmon, AK: There is no entrance fee. The park and preserve are open year-round. Kenai Fjords National Park - Seward, AK: There are no entrance or camping fees. Park is open around the year. Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park - Skagway, AK: There is no entrance fee. Open weekdays year round, except holidays 8 AM - 5 PM. Kobuk Valley National Park - Kotzebue, AK: There are no fee. The headquarters office - located in Kotzebue - is open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Lake Clark National Park & Preserve - Port Alsworth, AK: There is no fee. The park is open around the year. Sitka National Historical Park - Sitka, AK: Fees are not collected during the winter months or for children under 13 years old. World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument - Honolulu, HI,AK,CA: Admission to the memorial is free. The visitor center is open seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve - Copper Center, AK: There are NO entrance stations or required fees. Park is open weekdays year-round from 8:00am - 4:30pm. Yukon - Charley Rivers National Preserve - Eagle, AK: There are currently no fees or reservations associated with use in the preserve. The Preserve is open year round.