The name of Alaska originates from the Aleut word Alyeska.
Dog Sledding, once a primary mode of transportation is now a major tourist attraction in Alaska.
Alaska has the lowest population density in the US, with one person per square mile. In contrast, New York City has 27,000 people per square mile.
Alaska has 224 tribes speaking 20 indigenous languages and they constitute a fifth of its total population.
Alaska is just 55 miles away from Russia and separated by two little islands, Big Diomede and Little Diomede.
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