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Official Alaska County and City Sites
  • Capital: Juneau
  • Population: 626,932
  • Entered the Union: January 3, 1959
  • As the: 49th state
  • Motto: North to the Future
  • Nicknames: The Last Frontier, The Land of the Midnight Sun
  • Flower: Forget-me-not
  • Bird: Willow Ptarmigan
  • Song: "Alaska's Flag"
  • Sports Teams: None
  • Origin of Name: From the Aleut word meaning "great land," or "that which the sea breaks against"
  • Major Industries: Oil, Fisheries, Wood
  • Historical Sites: Sitka National Historical Park Totem Pole Collection
  • Points of Interest: Denali National Park, Mendenhall Glacier in North Tongass National Forest, and the active volcanoes in the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes at the Katmai National Park
  • Bordering States: Alaska does not border any states. However, it does border Canada and the Pacific Ocean!

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