Alaska Newspapers List
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Alaska - The northernmost state in the United States
Alaska - The Eskimos called this sparsely populated
country Alasku (large, wide country).
The northernmost and largest state (1.7 million kmē) is also
called the Last Frontier (last frontier) by the Americans.
Alaska was acquired by Russia in 1867 for $ 7.2 million. The
narrowest point is only 4 km from Russia. The Great Gold
Rush of 1896 attracted thousands of people to the icy north
of Alaska, many of whom were killed. Alaska became the 49th
state in the United States in 1959.
Juneau - Anchorage and Fairbanks
The capital is Juneau with just over 31,000 inhabitants.
The largest city, however, is Anchorage with over 290,000
inhabitants. If you add Fairbanks, these are the most
important cities in Alaska. Oil was found in 1968 and the
1,274 km Trans-Alaska oil pipeline was put into operation in
1977. Because of its arctic summer, Alaska is becoming a
tourist destination. Mount McKinley is 6194 m high and is
the highest mountain in North America.
The first settlers
They came from Siberia about 12,000 years ago. There were
nomadic tribes who came over the
then existing land bridge, the Beringia, and settled the
country. They were the first settlers in North America. The
tribes living there developed from these nomadic peoples.
The land bridge disappeared around 10,000 years ago at the
end of the ice age.
Flora and fauna
Despite Alaska's geographic location, the wildlife is
unique and represented with interesting wildlife. Among
other things, wolves, bears, mountain goats, elk, caribou,
beaver, many species of birds live here, including the bald
eagle. The salmon are predominant in the rivers. On the
coast and in the sea, e.g. B. the habitats of fur seals, sea
otters, beluga whales, dolphins, orcas.
The mountains of Alaska have a lush flora of alpine or
subalpine plants. Berry trees, cyclamen, forget-me-not,
gentians, the moss heath, the alpine rose and many other
plants thrive here. The Sitka spruce is the predominant tree
here. 16 nature reserves (National Wildlife Refuge) have
been set up to preserve nature, but only a few may not be
Alaska - The ideal destination for adventure travel
Alaska is worth a trip in every season. For example,
trips to the glaciers in the Kenai Fjords National Park are
offered, guided wildlife viewing (including bears, moose) or
kayaking on the Yukon. Special destinations include Glacier
Bay National Park and Preserve and Wrangell-St.-Elias
National Park and Preserve, both included in the UNESCO
World Heritage Site. In the parks you can still find grizzly
and black bears, elk, bison and wolves. In total there are 8
national parks, 5 national monuments and 16 national
wildlife refuge in Alaska which ensure that the untouched
nature is preserved.
||Eagle River, AK
Capital City Weekly
Chilkat Valley News
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Ketchikan Daily News
||Kenai Peninsula, AK
The Bush Blade
||Cook Inlet, AK
Alphabetical list of all cities and towns in Alaska. Check now for top 10 largest cities by population and land area. Also covers geographical map of Alaska.
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The Alaska is the largest state of the United States,
occupying an area of over one million kilometers! It is
there that the Denali National Park is , one of the most
beautiful and preserved green areas in the state. There is
no shortage of things to do in what was the first national
park, created in 1917 as Mount McKinley National Park, and
renamed with the name it has today only in 1980, when its
size was tripled.
Most visitors go to the park to see the
main attraction: Mount McKinley, which is much more than a
mere mountain, reaching 6,200 meters in height! It is the
right destination to practice activities in the middle of
nature and observe wild animals.
Alaska is perfect for people who are looking for peace and
nature. Its nickname "Last Frontier" already indicates that
it is seen as the extreme and remote border of the United
States. The state beats the other states by a long way in
most dimensions. There are only 0.4 people per square
kilometer in Alaska. With an area of over 1.7 million
square kilometers, it is larger than Spain, France and
Germany combined, but has fewer inhabitants than Cologne,
Approximately 20% of the U.S. area is located here, but
only 0.22% of the population. In addition, Alaska is the
northernmost and westernmost state of the United States and
the world's largest exclave, since Alaska has no land
connection to the Mainland of the United States. This state
is something very special in almost every respect, and as a
holidaymaker you can quickly see that yourself.
As the 49th state, it only became part of the Union on
January 3, 1959. Initially, however, Alaska had been
administered in Russian for a long time and only became
American property on October 18, 1867 through purchase
(purchase price: US $ 7.2 million). To now, Alaska Day is
celebrated annually on October 18, especially in the old
- Area: 1,717,854 sq km
- Population: 710,231
- Abbreviation: AK
- Capital: Juneau
- Local time: GMT -8
- Nickname: The Last Frontier
Close to Nature and Conservative
Alaska is a "Red State", so it has been won by
the Republicans in the past decades. Overall, the people
here are conservative and, as robust natures, completely
adapted to the wilderness. Most of the inhabitants are of
European descent, interestingly very often of German
descent. Others descend from the British, English and
Norwegian. In addition, there is a relatively strong
minority of 15% indigenous peoples such as Inuit, Indians
The strongest religions are the Catholic Church, the
Southern Baptist Convention and the Orthodox Church (as a
remnant of the area's former Russian affiliation). By far
the largest city in Alaska is Anchorage, followed
by Fairbanks, the capital Juneau, College and Sitka. The
Alaskan economy receives most of its income from oil
production. The Trans-Alaska Pipeline is important
in this context. Through the Alaska Permanent Fund,
residents receive their share of the state's profits from
oil production each year.
The economy also consists of the wood and paper industry,
mining (lead, gold, copper and silver) and fish farming and
fishing (salmon, cod). The Alaska Highway still
plays a central role in terms of traffic and for
tourists. This has existed since 1942 and runs from Dawsons
Creek (Canada, BC) to Fairbanks in the central hinterland of
Alaska. When crossing it, you can visit the most important
places along its route in Canada and Alaska and always
encounter the impressive landscape and wildlife with bears,
reindeer, wolves and moose.
Otherwise, some places in Alaska can only be reached by
plane, an alternative to discover the coastal region is to
travel by cruise ships along the Pacific coast. Major
airports are located in Anchorage and Fairbanks.
Alaska: climate and weather
The climate in Alaska is continental to subpolar. Due to
the latitude, the winters are dark and long, but the summers
are accordingly bright. The west and south coasts on the
Pacific are more temperate but moist.
Cities with flair and huge national parks
The climate in Anchorage in particular is considered to
be relatively mild and the city blooms with flowers in
summer. If you are interested in the history and art of the
region, you should visit the Anchorage Museum
of History and Art here. Airplane fans will feel
comfortable in the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum. You can
ski in the Hilltop Ski or Arctic Valley Ski Area. There are
also trips to the Kenai Peninsula, where you can also visit
a Russian Orthodox Church. From Anchorage you can
also travel by plane to Kodiak Island, where you
can also find the famous Kodiak bears.
Mountains, glaciers and tundra landscapes can be
discovered in Alaska's national parks. The best known of its
kind in Alaska is the Denali National Park (second
largest national park in the USA), where you can find
grizzly bears, caribou, reindeer, elk and wolves in the
wild. Here is the Mount McKinley (6168
m), the highest mountain in North America. Other national
parks include Gates of the Arctic National Park, Glacier Bay
National Park, Katmai National Park, Kenai Fjords National
Park, Kobuk Valley National Park, Lake Clark National Park
and Wrangell St. Elias National Park.
Juneau, the capital of Alaska, can only be reached by
plane or boat. The city is also the headquarters of the
University of Alaska Southeast. From here, some hiking
trails lead to the nearby glaciers. Also worth seeing is the
Alaska State Museum, where you get an overview of the
settlement peoples of the past in the area of today's
Alaska. The city's botanical garden and a gondola ride to
Mount Roberts with a beautiful panoramic view are also
In Fairbanks you can visit the Pioneer
Park with museums and shopping opportunities, as
well as the University of Alaska Museum of the North. Near
Fairbanks is the Ester Gold Camp, a former gold
mining town and now a ghost town.
Sitka is also often called Sitka-by-the-Sea,
which illustrates the idyllic location by the sea. In the
Isabel Miller Museum you can learn more about the time of
Russian rule and the Tlingit Indians. The local Russian
Orthodox Cathedral (Saint Michaelīs Russian Orthodox
Cathedral) is also interesting. Other sights include the
Russian Bishop's House (in Russian colonial architecture)
and totem poles in the Sitka National
Historic Park and the Sitka Historical
Museum. Every year in February the Sitka Jazz Festival takes
place in the city. There are also some remarkable buildings
in the city such as the Pioneer Home.
If you want to explore the impressive landscape with a
historic train, you should take a tour with the White
Pass & Yukon Route Railroad. The fjord landscape of
the Alaska Panhandle is also impressive, which you
can enjoy very well with cruise ships. The northernmost
point is Skagway, a former gold mining town that is also
worth a visit.