» There are more caribou in Alaska than people, population estimate 679,293 Alaska residents. Anchorage counts for approximately 42% of Alaska's population at 284,994 residents.
» The state is 570,373 square miles of 1/5 the size of the entire continental US and glaciers cover 5% of Alaska's landmass.
» Alaska has 6,640 miles of coastline, more than all the lower 48 combined.
» 17 of the highest peaks in the US are in Alaska. The tallest mountian in North America is Mt. McKinley at 20,320 feet (called Denali, the native name).
» Juneau is the only US state capital not accessible by road.
» The worlds largest concentration of bald eagles (about 3,000) live along the Chilkat River, close to Haines in the Inside Passage.
» An grizzly bear eats approximately 3000 pounds of salmon a year. Alaska has over 30,000 Grizzly Bears, the average Grizzly Bear is about 7 feet tall and weighs between 400 to 600 pounds, their life expectancy is 25 years.
» Every year Humpback whales migrate over 2,500 miles to feed in Glacier Bay and the Icy Strait. Over 9,000 whales travel through the Alaska Coastline.
» The Tongass National Forest is the largest national forest in the US, established in 1907 the Tongass National Forest has 16.8 million acres. The Tongass is roughly the size of the entire state of West Virginia. Admiralty Island (part of Tongass National Forest) is believed to have the highest concentration of bears in the world, around 4 per square mile.
» The average Alaskan eats almost 6 times as much seafood as the average American living in the lower 48.
» Ketchikan has the highest rainfall level in the US, an average annual rainfall is 152 inches per year.
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