Q:

Which U.S. state has the longest coastline?

A:

Quick Answer

In the United States, the state of Alaska has the longest coastline, which extends for 6,640 miles. Alaska has 33,904 miles of shoreline including islands.

Know More
Which U.S. state has the longest coastline?
Credit: Joseph CC-BY 2.0

Full Answer

Alaska is the largest state by area, encompassing a massive 663 million square miles. Seventeen of the tallest mountains in the U.S. are found in Alaska, including the highest peak in North America, Mount McKinley. The mountain rises 20,320 feet above sea level. The Yukon River is the third-longest river in the country.

Alaska is surrounded by an estimated 100,000 glaciers and around 70 potentially active volcanoes. It is also the state with the highest frequency of earthquakes.

Learn more about United States

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What were some of the origins of the names of the states in the U.S.?

    A:

    Many of the state names in the United States are derived from words in the language of the regional American Indians, or they were derived from the names of the area's first colonizers or the colonizers' sponsors. The first Europeans to land on North American shores often named the land after their kings and queens, or the area's naming was based on a comparison to a place in the Old World homeland. Disagreement regarding the exact meanings of the original American Indian words that became state names is not uncommon.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What U.S. cities begin with "San"?

    A:

    The largest cities in terms of population in the United States that begin with "San" are San Antonio in Texas and San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose in California. Many other states have smaller cities that begin with "San" as well.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Which are the largest U.S. cities in square miles?

    A:

    The largest city by area in the United States is Yakutat, Alaska at 9,459.28 square miles. The second and third largest cities are also in Alaska: Sitka at 2,874 square miles and Juneau at 2,717 square miles.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How many U.S. cities claim to be "Home of the White Squirrels"?

    A:

    There are at least four towns in the United States that claim to be the "home" of white squirrels. These towns include Kenton, Tennessee; Olney, Illinois; Brevard, North Carolina; and Marionville, Missouri. These squirrels' unique coloring is a naturally occurring phenomenon that is typically not the product of albinism but a different form of gene mutation within the Eastern gray squirrel species.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore