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State Nickname: “The Last Frontier” State Motto: “North to the Future!”
State Bird: Ptarmigan State Gem: Jade
State Tree: Stika Spruce State Fish: King Salmon
State Fossil: Woolly Mammoth State Insect: Dragonfly
State Sport: Dog Mushing State Mineral: Gold
State Land Mammal: Moose State Marine Mammal: Bowhead Whale
How Big is Alaska? Alaska contains 586,412 square miles of land.. It is one-fifth the size of the lower 48 states, 488 times larger than Rhode Island, two and a half times larger than Texas. With Alaska's 2003 estimated population at 648,818 that equals 90 square miles per person. Alaska is about 1390 miles tall and 2210 miles wide. The mean elevation is 1900 ft. The Aleutian Islands are 1100 miles long. Alaska has both the eastern, western and northern-most points in the U.S.

 

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