Outline of Alaska

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The location of the state of Alaska in relation to the rest of the United States of America

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the U.S. state of Alaska:

Alaskamost extensive, northernmost, westernmost, highest, second newest, and least densely populated of the 50 states of the United States of America. Alaska occupies the westernmost extent of the Americas, bordering British Columbia and the Yukon, and is detached from the other 49 states. The summit of Denali (formerly Mount McKinley) at 6,194 meters (20,308 feet) is the highest point of North America.

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable map of the state of Alaska

Geography of Alaska[edit]

An enlargeable topographical map of the state of Alaska
A satellite photo of Alaska during winter.

Geography of Alaska

Places in Alaska[edit]

Places in Alaska

Environment of Alaska[edit]

Geographic features of Alaska[edit]

Man-made geographic features of Alaska[edit]
Denali in Alaska is the highest mountain peak of the United States of America and all of North America. Denali is the third most topographically prominent summit on Earth after Mount Everest and Aconcagua.
Natural geographic features of Alaska[edit]

Regions of Alaska[edit]

Administrative divisions of Alaska[edit]

Boroughs of Alaska[edit]
An enlargeable map of the boroughs and census areas of the state of Alaska

List of boroughs in Alaska

Demography of Alaska[edit]

Demographics of Alaska

Government and politics of Alaska[edit]

Politics of Alaska

Branches of the government of Alaska[edit]

Government of Alaska

Executive branch of the government of Alaska[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Alaska[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Alaska[edit]

Courts of Alaska

Law and order in Alaska[edit]

Military in Alaska[edit]

Local government in Alaska[edit]

History of Alaska[edit]

History of Alaska

History of Alaska, by period[edit]

History of Alaska, by region[edit]

History of Alaska, by subject[edit]

Culture of Alaska[edit]

clockwise from top left, Anchorage, sled dogs, Vitus Bering, brown bear with salmon, two Tlingit girls, an Aleut man, willow ptarmigan, Senator Ted Stevens, Denali (center)

Culture of Alaska

The arts in Alaska[edit]

Sports in Alaska[edit]

Sports in Alaska

State symbols of Alaska[edit]

State symbols of Alaska

  • State insignia
  • State bird: Willow ptarmigan, adopted by the Territorial Legislature in 1955. It is a small (15–17 inches) Arctic grouse that lives among willows and on open tundra and muskeg. Plumage is brown in summer, changing to white in winter. The willow ptarmigan is common in much of Alaska.
  • State fish: King salmon, adopted 1962.
  • State flower: Wild/native forget-me-not, adopted by the Territorial Legislature in 1917.[5] It is a perennial that is found throughout Alaska, from Hyder to the Arctic Coast, and west to the Aleutians.
  • State fossil: Woolly mammoth, adopted 1986.
  • State gem: Jade, adopted 1968.
  • State insect: Four-spot skimmer dragonfly, adopted 1995.
  • State land mammal: Moose, adopted 1998.
  • State marine mammal: Bowhead whale, adopted 1983.
  • State mineral: Gold, adopted 1968.
  • State song: "Alaska's Flag"
  • State sport: Dog mushing, adopted 1972.
  • State tree: Sitka spruce, adopted 1962.
  • State dog: Alaskan Malamute, adopted 2010.[6]
  • State soil: Tanana,[7] adopted unknown.

Economy and infrastructure of Alaska[edit]

Economy of Alaska

Transportation in Alaska[edit]

Transportation in Alaska

Education in Alaska[edit]

Education in Alaska

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d The Last Frontier State, 50 States, retrieved April 24, 2009.
  2. ^ Alaska Division of Economic Development (2010-12-21). "Alaska Division of Economic Development". Alaska Division of Economic Development. Retrieved 2011-07-30.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau State & County QuickFacts". Archived from the original on 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2011-11-18.
  4. ^ Green, Melissa S. (September 21, 2001) [July 20, 2001]. "A History of the Death Penalty in Alaska". University of Alaska Anchorage. Archived from the original on June 5, 2010. Retrieved July 15, 2010. Alaska as a state has never had a death penalty. However, in Alaska's territorial days, eight men were executed under civil authority between 1900 and 1957. Other persons in Alaska were executed extrajudicially in the late 19th century under so-called "miner's laws." There is currently no easily available information on executions that may have taken place under military authority in Alaska.
  5. ^ "Alaska Conservation Foundation – State Symbols". Archived from the original on 2009-02-25.
  6. ^ "It's official: Malamute now Alaska's state dog – KTUU.com | Alaska's news and information source |". KTUU.com. 2010-05-12. Retrieved 2010-06-02.[dead link]
  7. ^ Tanana – Alaska State Soil[permanent dead link] U.S. Department of Agriculture
  8. ^ "Transit: Grants - Transportation & Public Facilities, State of Alaska". Archived from the original on 2010-06-11. Retrieved 2011-11-20.

External links[edit]

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State government