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Maps of Alaska provide information on the different cities and land features in the state of Alaska. Check out our interactive maps of Alaska.

Anchorage

Anchorage

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Fairbanks

Fairbanks

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Juneau

Juneau

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Capital Juneau
Area 591,004 sq mi
1,530,693 sq km
Population
(2000 census)
626,932
Major Cities
(2000 census)
Anchorage (260,283), Juneau (30,711),
Fairbanks (30,224), Sitka (8,835),
Ketchikan (7,922)
Major Rivers Yukon, Tanana, Kuskokwim, Koyukuk, Colville, Noatak
Highest Point Mt. McKinley
20,320 feet
6,194 meters
Industry petroleum and natural gas, gold, food processing, lumber and wood products, tourism, fishing
Agriculture seafood, nursery stock, dairy products, vegetables, livestock
Minerals and Resources petroleum, fishing, zinc, gold, silver, tin, lead, sand and gravel, crushed stone
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Geography of Alaska

Alaska, one of the Pacific Coast states of the United States. Like Hawaii, it is geographically separated from the rest of the country.

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History of Alaska

In prehistoric times, a land bridge joined Alaska to Asia where the Bering Strait now lies.