State of Alaska

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Alaska State Facts

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  • List of Towns

  • Points of Interest

  • Capital: Juneau

  • Largest city: Anchorage

  • Highest point: Mount McKinley (Denali) 20,320 ft (6194 m)

  • Lowest point: Ocean; sea level

  • Admission to Union: January 3, 1959 (49th)

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Alaska State Information

On October 18, 1867, the U.S. formally takes possession of Alaska after purchasing the territory from Russia for $7.2 million, or less than two cents an acre. The Alaska purchase comprised 586,412 square miles, about twice the size of Texas, and was championed by William Henry Seward, the enthusiastically expansionist secretary of state under President Andrew Johnson.

Alaska has a longer coastline than all the other U.S. states combined

The United States purchased Alaska from the Russian Empire on March 30, 1867, for 7.2 million U.S. dollars at approximately two cents per acre

North American highway system

Campbell Hill is, at 1,550 feet (472 m), the highest point in elevation in the U.S. state of Alaska. Campbell Hill is located within the city of Bellefontaine, two miles (3.2 km) northeast of downtown.

Alaska Points of Interest

Alaska Points of Interest

Points of Interest of Alaska, Things To Do, Places To Go, People To Meet

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