Alaska: The Last Frontier
Due to its remote location, harsh weather, and rugged terrain, Alaska is also known as the Last Frontier.
Did you know that:
Alaska is the largest state of the US (365 million acres of land), and yet it has the third smallest population (only 606,000 people, exceeding only Vermont and Wyoming).
Alaska has less than 12,000 miles of paved roads.
Weather in Alaska can be extreme and unpredictable.
The record low temperature in Alaska is -80°F (-62°C), and the record high temperature is 100°F (38°C).
17 out of 20 tallest mountains in the US are in Alaska, including North America's tallest mountain, Mt. McKinley, or Denali.
9 out of the 10 largest parks in the US are in Alaska.
© 2006, Geophysical Institute, UAF