Fun Fact 2: Russian explorers settled in Alaska and gave the state it's name, the name translates as "the object toward which the action of the sea is directed"
Fun Fact 3: It was purchased from Russia in 1867, and became the 49th state of America on 3 January 1959
Fun Fact 4: In terms of land area Alaska is the largest state in America
Fun Fact 5: The coastline of Alaska is longer than all of the other U.S. states combined
Fun Fact 6: The State flower of Alaska is the alpine forget-me-not
Fun Fact 7: The flag of Alaska has a dark blue background; on it are eight gold stars, which represent the constellations the Big Dipper and the North Star. The big dipper symbolizes a bear, which is indigenous to Alaska. The North Star determines the direction of true north in the sky, Alaska being a northern state
Fun Fact 8: A malamute (malimiut) is a breed of dog that was originally developed by Eskimo tribes in north-western Alaska
Fun Fact 9: Akutaq is a native Eskimo ice cream; it is made with reindeer fat, oil taken from seals, dried and cured fish meat mixed with together with a selection of berries!
Fun Fact 10: There 143 cities in Alaska, Juneau is the Capital city, but Anchorage is the largest
Fun Fact 11: The state song is "Alaska's Flag" the words describe the symbolism of the flag
Fun Fact 12: There are 130 volcanoes in Alaska, they account for 80 percent of the activity for all volcanoes in the United States
Fun Fact 13: Alaska is the only US state to have coastlines on three different seas, the Arctic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea
Fun Fact 14: Baked Alaska is the name for a classic sweet flan that looks like an iceberg, it has a white outer made of meringue and is filled with frozen ice cream
Fun Fact 15: Approximately 25% of all oil produced in the United States originates from Alaska