Alaska's major products include livestock, oil, timber and fish. Oil and seafood make up a majority of Alaska's economy.Know More
Almost 85 percent of Alaska's state budget is funded by oil and each year, close to 6 million pounds of seafood is harvested from Alaskan waters. The state is the number one producer of wild salmon in the world.
Alaska's land is also rich with fold, silver, crushed stone, zinc, lead and gravel, which all contribute to the Alaskan economy.
Due to the state's harsh climate, many food products cannot be grown or produced in the state. However, Alaska produces large amounts of dairy products as well as cattle, hogs, sheep, chickens and lambs.Learn more about Alaska
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 2013, Alaska has an estimated population of just over 735,000. Alaskans are spread out over more than 570,000 square miles of land, making the state by far the least-densely populated of the 50 states in the union.Full Answer >
Alaska is located in the northeast part of the North American continent. It has a land border that separates it from Canada to the east, and it is surrounded by the Arctic Ocean to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south and west.Full Answer >
The amount of darkness in Alaska varies depending on location within the state, although the darkest months are typically between November and late January. Some cities in Alaska see more light than others during the darkest months. North of the Arctic Circle, locations such as Barrow may receive up to 67 days of total darkness in the year, while others are plunged into complete darkness only during the height of the winter solstice, which occurs around December 21.Full Answer >
Juneau is the capital of Alaska. The city's population is close to 31,000. It is located 570 miles east of Anchorage. The climate is cool, with low temperatures of 21 degrees Fahrenheit in January and high temperatures of 64 degrees Fahrenheit in July.Full Answer >