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some general data of the state

General useful information
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
State and population
capital: Juneau // state code ISO: AK ; FIPS: US02
surface: 1460201 = 663267 sq.mi // rank in USA: 1 // location: Northwest corner
climate: SW en SE moist and mild, to the north polar, dry; extended summer days and winter nights
entered USA as 49th state on: 1959-01-03
administrative division: 27 boroughs aor census areas
total population according to the census of 2000: 626,932
population density 2000: 0,4 per = 1 per sq.mi // -growth 1999-2000: 14%
main ethnic groups: 70% white; 3,5% black; 4% Asian; 16% Native American/Nat. AK
Economy and infrastructure
chief crops: greenhouse products, barley, oats, hay, potatoes, lettuce. aquaculture
livestock (real numbers): cattle: 10500 / pigs: 800
timber/lumber: spruce, yellow cedar, hemlock
chief industries: petroleum, tourism, fishing, mining, forestry, transportation, aerospace
chief industrial products: fish products, lumber & pulp, furs
chief mining products: zinc, lead, silver, gols, sand & gravel
Some physical landmarks
highest point in the state: Mt. McKinley (Denali) 6194 m = 20320 ft ; other mountains: Mt. Foraker
lowest point in the state: sea level
lakes: Iliamna, Becharof, Ugashik Lakes, Tustumena, Tazlina and numerous other small lakes
artificial lakes: none
rivers: Yukon
others: islands: Aleutian Islands, Kodiak I., St. Lawrence I., Prince of Wales I. // deserts: none
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
other important features:
nick name(s): Great Land, The Last Frontier
motto: North to the future
song: Alaska's flag
flower: Forget-Me-Not // bird: Willow ptarmigan // tree: Sitka spruce
primary sources:
World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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File created on 2003.02.11 by Jan Lahmeyer
1999/2003 "populstat" site: Jan Lahmeyer