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Anchorage / Alaska State Statistics

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ALASKA  
ANCHORAGE  
FAMOUS DATES Organized as territory: 1912, Entered Union (rank): Jan. 3, 1959 (49), Constitution ratified: April 24, 1956
LOCATION 58 38'N, 134 13'W
MEAN ELEVATION  
HIGHEST POINT Mt. McKinley; 20,320 feet
LOWEST POINT Pacific Ocean; Sea level
COUNTIES 16 boroughs and 11 geographical census areas
COASTLINE 6,640 miles - 33,904 miles
GEOGRAPHIC CENTER 60 miles N.W. of Mt. McKinley
STATE FOSSIL woolly mammoth (1986)
STATE GRASS  
STATE REPTILE  
STATE ROCK  
STATE GEMSTONE Jade
STATE FLAG In 1926, when Alaska was still a territory, this striking flag was designed by an Indian student. It displays the Big Dipper and the North Star, The gold color of the stars represents the state's enormous mineral resources.
STATE COLORS  
STATE SEAL The official seal of the State of Alaska is an elaborate representation of the state’s natural resources and economic assets. The seal is 2 1/8 inches in diameter, and consists of two concentric circles surrounding intricate detailed images. The outer circle contains the words “The Seal of the State of Alaska” and two images, a seal and a fish, representing Alaska’s abundant marine wildlife.
STATE SLOGAN 11,623 Eskimos Can't Be Wrong!
STATE MOTTO North To The Future
STATE SONG "Alaska's Flag
STATE TREE Sitka Spruce
STATE BIRD Willow Ptarmigan
STATE ANIMAL Moose (Land Mammal) Bowhead Whale (Marine Mammal)
STATE FISH king salmon (1962)
STATE METAL  
STATE NICKNAMES The Last Frontier
STATE FLOWER Forget Me Not Myosotis alpestris
BORDERING STATES None, but bordered by Canada's Yukon Territory and the province of British Columbia

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