Fun Alaska Facts

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Alaska’s Bureau of Land Management’s Facebook Page shared this awesome infographic about the state’s population. I love numbers and things like this, so I thought it would be fun to share, along with some other cool facts I’ve learned about this great state I now call home!

It can be hard to tell on a regular map just how big Alaska is, but this shows an accurate representation of size compared to the continental United States. Amazing isn’t it, when you look at the population numbers right? And there are really only three big cities; Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau in all 586,400 square miles!

As the country’s biggest state, Alaska is home to 29 volcanos, over 1/2 the world’s glaciers, North America’s highest mountain peak (Denali) and over 33,000 miles of coastlines on 3 different seas (Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and the Baltic Sea).

…and no, we can not see Russia from our house, but it is only 55 miles away from the state.

Any cool facts you know about Alaska? How does your home state compare? Let me know in the comments, I love hearing from you!

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