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Ten Weird Facts About Alaska

91.5% percent of Alaskans are not Eskimos.

The proper new term for Eskimo is Inuit.

You may find Inuit throat singing interesting. By non-Inuit standards, this is quite unusual, Click below.

The state capital of Alaska, Juneau, is not accessible by car from the rest of the state. Visitors must arrive by boat or plane.

Alaska is the largest state in the United States, covering an area of 663,267 square miles (1,717,854 square kilometers).

Despite its massive size, Alaska has the lowest population density of any state, with only about one person per square mile.

Alaska is home to the tallest mountain in North America, Denali, which stands at 20,310 feet (6,190 meters) tall. That’s just short of 4 miles tall. Many people have trouble breathing above 10,000 feet.

Alaska is also home to more than 3 million lakes, including the largest lake in the United States, Lake Iliamna.

The state of Alaska has more coastline than the rest of the United States combined, with a total length of 6,640 miles (10,686 kilometers).

Alaska is the only state in the United States that has coastlines on three different seas: the Arctic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, and the Bering Sea.

Despite being so far north, Alaska is not entirely covered in ice and snow. The state has a diverse range of ecosystems, including rainforests, tundra, and boreal forests.

The northern lights, or aurora borealis, are a common sight in Alaska, particularly during the winter months.

Alaska is the only state in the United States that does not have a state income tax or a state sales tax.

Alaska has more glaciers than the rest of the United States combined, with over 100,000 glaciers covering a total area of 29,000 square miles (75,000 square kilometers).

Alaska has more than 80% of the world’s active volcanoes, including the highest volcano in North America, Mount Wrangell.

Alaska has more national parks and preserves than any other state, including Denali National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, and Kenai Fjords National Park.

The longest day of the year in Alaska is the summer solstice, when the sun can be up for more than 20 hours in some parts of the state.

The name “Alaska” comes from the Aleut word “alaxsxaq,” which means “the mainland” or “the great land.”

Alaska has a state sport: dog mushing, which involves racing sled dogs across long distances in the snow.

Alaska was purchased from Russia in 1867 for $7.2 million, which is equivalent to about $125 million in today’s dollars. The purchase was known as “Seward’s Folly” after Secretary of State William H. Seward, who negotiated the deal.

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