Meaning of ALASKA in English



State (pop., 2000: 626,932) of the U.S., lying at the northwest extremity of North America.

It is the largest in area of the U.S. states, covering 587,875 sq mi (1,522,595 sq km). Bordered by Canada to the east and southeast and facing Siberia across the Bering Strait and Bering Sea to the west, it has the highest point on the continent, Mount McKinley . Its capital is Juneau . The original inhabitants, Indians and Eskimos, are thought to have migrated over the Bering Land Bridge as well as from the Arctic. The first European settlement was established in the late 18th century by Russian fur traders on Kodiak Island . Hudson's Bay Co. traders were also interested in the same area, and Russian-Canadian trade rivalry lasted well into the 19th century. In 1867 Trans-Alaska Pipeline in 1977, Alaska has become second only to Texas in the U.S. production of crude oil.


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Alaska Highway

Alaska Peninsula

Alaska Purchase

Alaska Range

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Trans Alaska Pipeline

Alaska Pipeline

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