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Alaska Info & Geography

It is often said that there are no more frontiers to explore.Alaska is the great exception!

On the northern edges of the New World there is a vast continuous wilderness with dimensions that go far beyond our European imagination.Alaska is surrounded by the Arctic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, separated from Russia by the Bering Street and in the east it is adjacent to Canada (Yukon Territory and British Columbia). Alaska extends to an area around the arctic circle of 586,400 sq. miles.Alaska is an impressive area with an infinite variety of landscapes and natural beauty.It is a country with magnificent mountain ranges with the highest peaks in the United States, it has more than 100,000 glaciers, some of immense. proportions. It has 3 million lakes, forests, tundra, taga and deep fjord coasts.Alaska is a country where bears and reindeer can roam freely and where the surrounding seas teem with life.

© Map: Alaska Travel Industry Association

"Travelling through Alaska gives us a tremendous sense of freedom. The space, the silence, the solitude ... We can really lose ourself in this area! "

Alaska has "only" 600,000 inhabitants, 300,000 of whom live in the city of Anchorage, the economic centre of the country. The third largest city is Fairbanks with 30,000 inhabitants. The administrative centre of the country is within the capital Juneau which has more than 30,000 inhabitants.

Population

Due to the enormous size of the country, Alaska has no clearly difined climate. The influences of the ocean, which encloses 75% of the country, are especially huge. The many mountains and the low position of the sun make weather and climate in Alaska very unpredictable. The weather can change in minutes from brilliant sunshine to dense fog!

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