Alaska is part the USA, but it is separated from the other states by Canada. It covers over a million square kilometres, and it is the largest state in the USA.
In 1959 it became the 49th state of the USA, Alaska contains many forests, lakes, mountains and glacier. It has a very cold climate. In winter the temperature can fall to -52°C.
Alaska is not densely populated. The population of Alaska is around 700,000.
Most of population arrive in Alaska during the gold rush of the 1890s.
In 1968 a lot of oil was found in Alaska.
The largest city in Alaska is Anchorage, but the state capital is Juneau.
The large part of central Alaska that does not contain roads is called “the bush”. People in the bush travel by boat, snowmobile or by plane.
Alaska is full National Park:
-Glacier bay N.P.:it’s a popular tourist destination of cruse liners.
-Denali N.P.: Mount Mckinley, the tallest mountain in the USA is in it.
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