Alaska

Alaska is both the largest state in the United States and the least densely populated. It has more miles of coastline than all of the other states combined. Most Alaskans reside in and around the city of Anchorage, though there are many smaller cities, remote rural communities, and fishing towns scattered across the state.

Bordered by Canada to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, and the Arctic Ocean to the north, Alaska is an amazing place to visit with a full range of extremes.

There are 11 native groups in Alaska, covering all areas of the state from the southernmost territories to the far eastern reaches of the Aleutian archipelago to the extreme climates of northern Alaska and St. Lawrence Island.  Visitors who seek it out can discover the rich heritage of these native groups who have inhabited Alaska for thousands of years and whose traditions are inextricably linked with nature and the seasons.

Alaska’s main appeal is its enormous area of pristine wilderness which includes innumerable glacial rivers and streams, dense forests, beautiful coastline, active volcanoes, frozen tundra, and the tallest peak in North America. The territory has a wealth of wildlife both terrestrial and marine including brown bears, polar bears, black bears, caribou, elk, moose, wolves, bison, seals and sea lions, orcas, otters, humpback whales, and many types of birds and fish.

 

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