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State Bird • Alaska’s state bird is the
State Mammals • Land Mammal- moose • Marine mammal- bowhead whale
State Fish • King salmon
State Insect • Four spot skimmer dragonfly
State Fossil • Woolly Mammoth
State Flower Forget-me-not
State Tree • Sitka spruce
State Mineral • Gold
State Gem • Jade
State Soil and Sport Estelle Soil Dog Mushing
State Abbreviation: AK • Capital: Juneau • Area: 656,425 square miles [Alaska is the BIGGEST STATE in the USA] • Largest State: Anchorage State Facts
More State Facts • Population: 626,932 (as of 2000) [Alaska is the 48th most populous state in the USA] • Name for residents: Alaskans
Major Industry- oil (petroleum) Majors • Major Rivers Yukon, Kuskokwim, Colville, and Copper. • Major Lakes Iliamna, Aleknagik, Becharof, Clark, Minchumina.
Highest • Mt.McKinley (Highest point in USA)
Bordering States and Country States NONE Countries Canada
Bordering Water • Arctic, Pacific, Beaufort, Bering, and Gulf of Alaska
State Flag The official state flag of Alaska was adopted in1959. The golden stars represent the Big Dipper and the North Star, also called Polaris.
Quiz Pg.1 What is the State Fish? • Catfish • King Salmon • Bass • Clownfish
Pg. 2 What is the Highest Point? • Mt. Stina • Mt. McKinley • Mt. Sunflower • Mt. Glinera