A big, cold, barren state of the United States and the 49th state admitted to the Union, lying on the far NW corner of North America. It has a whole plethora of mountains, river valleys and forests. With some 600,000 or so residents, it has the lowest population density of any state. Some 65% of the state is government-owned land. Juneau is the capital and Anchorage is the largest city.
The Ididarod dogsled race is in Alaska and is a major event.
No, Alaska is not a state where the only inhabitants are Eskimos. The Eskimos live mostly in villages in the far north and hunt and fish for food. Most of Alaska is white and primarily vote Republican.
Most residents in Alaska work in mining/extracting, government and tourism. Alaska was originally called Seward's Folly until oil and gold were found in the late 19th Century. Alaska has gobbles amounts of oil reserves and has the Alaskan Pipeline going from Fairbanks to Valdez. The state's huge oil reserves and natural resources actually make it one of America's richest state's per-capita.
Alaska is a big but beautiful and rich state.
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