Alaska is the largest state in the US
The largest state of the USA - Alaska - is located innorthwest part of North America. In the east it borders on Canada, in the south and west - with the Pacific Ocean, in the northern part - with the Arctic Ocean. The longest coastline in the south is Florida - Alaska surpasses it in this indicator and stretches for 2,173 miles along the sea coast. Despite the fact that Alaska has the largest area, it has only seven hundred thousand people, while most of the population lives in the capital region of Anchorage.
The largest state in the US is also known for the fact thaton its territory is the highest mountain of North America - McKinley (height 6194 meters). All the mountain ranges of Alaska belong to the Pacific Fire Ring and make up a whole volcanic chain prone to frequent earthquakes. The largest volcano is Shishaldina, located on the island of Unimac. Nearby is one of the highest peaks of the Aleutian Islands. The northern part of Alaska is covered with tundra, and a little to the south stretch fabulous forests. As a result of the most powerful volcanic eruption that occurred in 1912, a unique valley of ten thousand smoke emerged.
The largest US state includes the island of Maly Diomidin the Bering Strait only four kilometersfrom the island of Ratmanov (Great Diomid), which belongs to Russia. The state of Alaska is separated from its state by a vast territory, which is surrounded by several other states and is considered an exclave of the United States. Therefore, to get from Alaska to the closest state to Washington, it is necessary to overcome more than eight hundred kilometers across Canada.
The largest US state contains more than twelvethousands of rivers, the largest of them are the Yukon River, which has a length of more than three thousand kilometers, the Colville River - over six hundred kilometers in length, and the Kuskokvim River, over 1,300 kilometers in length. In Alaska there is an incredibly large number of wetlands and more than three million lakes.
Most of Alaska is covered by glaciers, whileThe largest is the Bering glacier, covering an area of 5,800 square kilometers. On the territory of northern Alaska there are two largest areas of untouched wilderness in the USA: the National Arctic Reserve is located in the north-eastern part of the state.
One of the most important advantages of Alaska is thean incredibly large number of different marine organisms inhabiting its waters - these are shrimp, crabs, and salmon. Alaska attracts a variety of fishing companies, as well as single fishermen, but in order to fish in the state, you need to purchase a special license.
The largest US state attracts not onlylovers of fishing, but also fans of skiing, skiing, dog sledding, hunters, as well as tourists who want to enjoy the extraordinary natural beauty of the state. Currently, Alaska is beginning to enjoy increasing popularity among foreign tourists.