Alaska is a state located in the northwest region of the United States. It is the largest state in the US, spanning over 663,000 square miles (1.7 million square kilometers) and is home to over 700,000 people.
The state is bordered by Canada to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the south and west. It has a diverse landscape, including vast tundra, dense forests, mountains, glaciers, and over 33,000 miles (53,000 kilometers) of coastline.
Alaska has a subarctic and Arctic climate, with long, dark winters and short, mild summers. The state is known for its wildlife, including moose, bears, wolves, caribou, and bald eagles, and is a popular destination for hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation.
Alaska has a rich cultural heritage, with indigenous peoples such as the Inupiaq, Yupik, and Athabaskan having lived in the area for thousands of years. The state’s economy is largely driven by its abundant natural resources, including oil, gas, fish, and timber. The state capital is Juneau, and the largest city is Anchorage.