- Historical notes
- Eating habits
- Nature and adventure
THEAlaska is the state located in the northwestern part of the United States of America. It borders to the west with the Bering Strait in which the island called Little Diomede is present, which is only 4 kilometers from the Great Diomede island, which however belongs to Russia. Going from one island to another you "cross" 21 hours of time difference. To the north, Alaska is bordered by the Arctic Ocean, to the south it forms the Gulf of Alaska on the Pacific and to the west it borders Canada.
Starting from the south, the coasts enjoy a climate more bearable as they are lapped by the last coastal mountains, which even reach 6000 meters. The strip of land overlooking the Pacific is very indented and is fronted by numerous islands. The vegetation is made up of coniferous forests and the animal that represents the region is theelk. Moving north you come across a large plateau where the landscape changes radically. It is crossed by the fiume Yukon which is frozen for 9 months a year and temperatures are almost always below zero. The vegetation becomes tundra, with mosses and lichens and the animals that adapt to it are brown bears, wolves, caribou, mink. Coming up to the shores of the Arctic Ocean, there are polar bears, seals and walruses.
The capital of Alaska is the city of Juneau which has just over six thousand inhabitants.
Alaska is a territory discovered by Bering e Cirikov in the mid-eighteenth century. At the end of the 1800s, the region was sold by Russia to the United States for a negligible amount, only to discover later that it is the custodian of important gold deposits.
Anchorage it is the city where all tourists arrive, as it is the hub of the communication routes. In it there are museums that testify art and indigenous life and numerous shopping centers, as well as hotels and motels. The peninsula of Kenai it is a destination that offers numerous recreational activities such as excursions, canoe trips, there are quaint fishing villages and local art galleries. Jeneau instead offers walks in a noteworthy historic center, with buildings from the early 1900s, is surrounded by glaciers and the landscape is unique in its kind.
In craftsmanship, the Alaskan natives use both elements of nature such as wood and particular herbs and parts of animals. Totems represent the most widespread symbol of the natives.
Il fish in Alaska it is not very cheap, mainly king salmon, shrimp and halibut are consumed. There is a custom in summer to cook salmon on the barbecue, perfume it with sauces and offer it at will. Coffee is a very popular drink, as are beer and spirits.
Nature and adventure
Everywhere Alaska offers landscapes to the limit and indescribable charm. You can walk the numerous trails along the gold road, explore the southern forests, kayak along the ocean coasts or admire the midnight sun on the Pinnel Mountain Trail.
|ALASKA, AK – 58.38N, 134.133W||STATE MAP - OFFICIAL SITE|
|ABNAMED: “The Last Frontier”|
|ORIGIN NAME: Grande Terra or continent means the word used by the inhabitants of the Auletine to designate the territory|
|OTHER CITIES': -|
|MEMBER UNION FROM: January 3, 1959 (49th state)|
|CAPITAL POPULATION: 32.227 from.|
|COUNTY NUMBER: 25|
|POOR PEOPLE: 11.2 % water content|
|MOTTO: “North to the future”|
|TREE: Sitka Spruce|
|BIRD: Willow Ptarmigan|
|SONG: Alaska’s Flag|
|FLAG: The blue field represents the sky, the sea, the mountain lakes, and the wildflowers of Alaska. On the flag there are eight stars: seven of the constellation Ursa Major and the eighth is the North Star, which represents the northernmost state.|
- AGRICULTURE: Seafood, dairy products, vegetables, livestock.
- INDUSTRY : Oil and natural gas, gold and other mining products, wood and its derivatives, tourism.
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