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ALASKA

Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area. It is situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent .

JUNEAU

most inaccessible capital city, there is no road to there from anywhere else.

Juneau was founded as a goldmining camp in 1880. It became Alaska territorial capital in 1900.

Air commerce in Alaska carries the equivalent of four times the state's population each year, compared to about 1.7 times the U.S. population carried by air commerce in the other states.

AGRICULTURE

About 15-18 million acres of soil in Alaska are suitable for farming. Land in farms covers less than 1% of the land in the state.

The top five Alaskan commodities in terms of cash receipts are aquaculture, greenhouse and nursery production, milk production, hay production, and other livestock (equine, goats, honey, musk ox reindeer, poultry and eggs and other livestock). Alaska's long, cool summer days are great for vegetables, such as this 85pound cabbage being entered in the state fair at Palmer. (It finished in second place.)

Some words :
Ch'aak - eagle Du tlaahis - mother Eesh - father Gooch - wolf Gunakadeit - sea monster Heen - water Ixsixan - I love you Keet - killer whale Neigoon - berry Neil si goot - welcome S'eek - black bear Shaawat - woman Sha - head Sit - glacier T'aaku - Wind Tleikw - berry

Alaska Festival

The event consists of a three-day program of staged and parade dancing,soap berries and seaweed traditional food contests, a juried visual arts presentation, a Native crafts market, and lectures or workshops. Celebration was first held in 1982. It is now the largest cultural event in Alaska.

Important athletes

Hilary Lindh (b. 1969 in Juneau), alpine skier, four-time National Championship winner, and U.S. Winter Olympian. She won the silver medal in the women's downhill event in 1992.

Sam Hoger (b. 1980 in Eagle River), a mixed martial arts fighter. He is most notable for his appearance on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter, a reality television series produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship and broadcast on Spike TV. Susan Butcher (1954-2006), dog-musher, second female winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (1986), and four-time overall winner . She remains arguably the sport's most popular figure in the world as a result of her many accomplishments.

What language do Alaskans speak?

Almost all Alaska residents speak English, but there are many languages here. For example, there are 21 Native languages spoken around the state.

Longest Day: Barrow, 800 miles south of the North Pole, has the longest day. When the sun rises on May 10th, it don't set for nearly 3 months. When it sets on November 18th, Barrow residents do not see the sun again for nearly two months. The langest day in Anchorage is about 20 hours and the shortest is about 4.5 hours.

These are the temperatures during the year in Fahrenheit:


January: 25 degrees February: 27 degrees March: 35 degrees April: 45 degrees May: 55 degrees June: 62 degrees July: 65 degrees August: 64 degrees September: 55 degrees October: 42 degrees November: 28 degrees December: 21 degrees

Temperature Extremes: The highest air temperature recorded in Alaska was 100 degrees F at Fort Yukon in 1915. The lowest temperature, -80 degrees F, was recorded at Prospect Creek Camp in 1971.

Specific elements:

Alaska State Flower: Forget-me-not - adopted 1917 Alaska State Fish: King Salmon - adopted 1962 Alaska State Bird: Ptarmigan - adopted 1955 Alaska State Tree: Sitka Spruce - adopted 1962 Alaska State Mineral: Gold - adopted 1968 Alaska State Gem: Jade - adopted 1968 Alaska State Sport: Dog Mushing - adopted 1972 Alaska State Insect: Dragonfly - adopted 1995 Alaska State Fossil: Woolly Mammoth - adopted 1986 Alaska State Mammal: Moose - adopted 1998

Sitka Jazz Festival

Sitka Jazz Festival is a jazz festival in the community of Sitka, Alaska for three days every February. It features educational clinics for participating students, evening concerts featuring professional jazz artists, and the All-Alaska Jazz Bandan audition-entrance honor ensemble for Alaskan high school students.

Baked Alaska (also known as glace au four, omelette la norvgienne, Norwegian omelette andomelette surprise) is a dessert made of ice cream placed in a pie dish lined with slices of sponge cake or Christmas pudding and topped with meringue. The entire dessert is then placed in an extremely hot oven for just long enough to firm the meringue.The meringue is an effective insulator, and the short cooking time prevents the heat from getting through to the ice cream.

Baked Alaska

Do you know what mean these words: TAKU WIND and ULU?

The taku wind was named for a glacier in the northern part of Southeast Alaska. Taku winds sometimes reach 100 mph in downtown Juneau. A chinook wind is a strong warm wind occurring in winter. A williwaw is the overwhelming wind found in the Aleutian Islands.
An ulu is a curved-blade knife used traditionally to cut fish and scrape hides. If you buy one in Alaska, put it in your checked baggage before you get to the airport.

There is the largest glacier Bering Glacier: 2250 square miles

There is the largest national forest Tongass: 26500 square miles

There is the highest volcano Mt. Wrangell: 14,163 feet above sea level

Tallest Mountain in North America: Mount McKinley at 20,320 feet

Bibliography:
www.wikipedia.org www.alaska.com www.welcometoalaska.com

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