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The largest state of the United States by area It is situated in the northwest of the North American continent

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Ten fun facts about Alaska

Fact 1:
There is more than three million lakes in Alaska.

Fact 2:
Dog mushing is the official state sport. The Alaska Legislature adopted it in 1972.

Fact 3:
Alaska's name is based on the Eskimo word Alakshak meaning great lands or peninsula.

Fact 4:
17 of the 20 highest peaks in the United States are located in Alaska.

Fact 5:
The first settlement in Alaska was established by Russian whalers and fur traders on Kodiak Island in 1784.

Fact 6:
The Alaska Highway was originally built as a military supply road during World War II.

Fact 7:
In 1867 United States Secretary of State William H. Seward offered Russia $7,200,000, or two cents per acre, for Alaska.

Fact 8:
In America Alaska is also called the 'Lower 48'.

Fact 9:
Southwest Alaska is popular for its stormy weather, tundra landscapes, and large populations of marine mammals.

Fact 10:
Nearly one-third of Alaska lies within the Arctic Circle.


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