Straddling 570,380 square miles or 1,477,277 km², Alaska is dubbed as the largest state in United States in terms of land area. Yukon Territory, British Colombia and Canada bound the state to the east, to the south by Gulf of Alaska and Pacific Ocean, to the west by Bering Sea, Bering Strait and Chukchi Sea and to the north by Beaufort Sea and Arctic Ocean. This thriving metropolis is one of the wealthiest states in the nation. Alaska’s capital city is Juneau, one of the most beautiful metropolises in the state. With its location on the northwestern tip region of North America, Alaska has been commonly called as “The Last Frontier” or “Land of the Midnight Sun”. Nevertheless, the state replete with scenic lofty walled fjords (a long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between steep slopes), idyllic peeks and volcanoes.
The inhabitants of the state were White comprising of 69.3% according to the 2000 U.S. Census, followed by Alaska Native with 15.6%. On the other hand, there are also Indians and Eskimos dwellers, whom deemed to be an immigrant from Bering Land Bridge and Arctic. Most of the people in Alaska are religious, according to statistics, thirty-nine percent of Alaska residents are members of religious congregation.
Although the state belongs to an English speaking country, there are also other common languages spoken such as Spanish (2.88%), Tagalog (1.54%) and Iñupiaq with 1.06%. The state has 22 indigenous languages, simply known as Amerindian languages that are composed of dozens of distinct and unclassified languages.
This vast sparsely populated state homes one of the majestic attractions in the world. With myriads of tourist destinations and beautiful creations waiting to be explored, traveling to Alaska surely gives you a perfect holiday escapade!