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"“The Last Frontier” or “Land of the Midnight Sun”"

North to the Future
Name Origin
Corruption of Aleut word meaning “great land” or “that which the sea breaks against”
Statehood Date
Jan. 3, 1959 (49th)
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Official Symbols

A state's official symbols represent the composition and culture of the land and people who live and have lived here. Below are the symbols of Alaska along with the year they became official.

Flower Forget-Me-Not (1949)
Tree Sitka Spruce (1962)
Bird Willow Ptarmigan (1955)
Fish King Salmon (1962)
Song “Alaska's Flag” (1955)
Gem Jade (1968)
Marine Mammal Bowhead Whale (1983)
Fossil Woolly Mammoth (1986)
Mineral Gold (1968)
Sport Dog Mushing (1972)
Population Density
1.1 people per square mile
Geography and Weather
Land Area
571,951 sq mi. (1,481,353 sq km)
Lowest Elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Average Elevation
1900 ft (579.12 m)
Highest Temperature Recorded
100°F (38°C) on June 27, 1915
Lowest Temperature Recorded
–80°F (–62°C) on January 23, 1971

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