All about Alaska:
Alaska is the largest US State by area, comprising more total area than the next three largest states of Texas, California and Montana combined, and is the seventh-largest subnational division in the world. . It is the 3rd least populous state in the U.S. , but with a population of 736,081 as of 2020, is the continent’s most populous territory located mostly north of the 60th parallel, with more than quadruple the combined populations of Norther Canada and Greenland. The state capital of Juneau is the second-largest city in the US by area, and the former capital of Alaska, Sitka, is the largest U.S. city by area. Approximately half of Alaska’s residents live within the Anchorage metropolitan area.
Why would anyone want to go to Alaska? Here are a few photos to help you seen some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Is it cold, yes, most of the time. What advantages are there? How about a good variety of photos of the Northern lights, Incredible number of beautiful mountains. Miles and miles of beautiful scenery is what I would love to see. So, check these photos out and see if you don’t get excited about taking a photo journey to Alaska:
Alaska has an estimated 100,000 glaciers, ranging from tiny cirque glaciers to huge valley glaciers. There are more active glaciers and ice fields in Alaska than in the rest of the inhabited world. The largest glacier is the Malaspina at 850 square miles. Five percent of the state, or 29,000 square miles, is covered by glaciers.
The Yukon River, almost 2,000 miles long, is the third longest river in the U.S. There are more than 3,000 rivers in Alaska and over 3 million lakes. The largest, Lake Iliamna, encompasses over 1,000 square miles.
Of the 20 highest peaks in the United States, 17 are in Alaska. Denali, the highest peak in North America, is 20,320 ft. above sea level. Denali, the Native Alaskan name for the peak, means “The Great One.”
Over a third of all vacation/pleasure visitors found the weather better than expected. During the summer, average daytime temperatures throughout the state range from the 60s to the 90s.
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