10 interesting facts about Alaska

Capital - Juneau

Population - about 32,300

Area - about 665,000 sq miles (1.723 million sq km)

Alaska is larger than every European nation (not considering transcontinental countries).

The top 10 highest mountain peaks in the United States are all present in Alaksa.

Denali is the highest peak in the US. It is located in the Alaska range and has an elevation of 6,190 meters.

Alaska became a state of the US on January 3, 1959. Alaska and Hawaii were the last states to join the union.

The United States purchased Alaska from Russia for 7.2 million $.

Alaska has the longest coastline among all states in the US.

Alaska has the lowest population density among all states. The population density of Alaska is just 1.3 person per square mile.

Native Americans make up 17.03 percent of the total population in Alaska.

The largest national forest in the US, Tongass National Forest is in Alaska.