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By Wayne Wheelwright

This ebook is a part of a chain of fifty fast proof approximately all the us of a. This e-book covers the country of Alaska. evidence in regards to the significant towns, the heritage of the kingdom, recognized humans associated with Alaska, the states interesting weather and topography and plenty of extra matters. This e-book comprises all you'll ever want to know concerning the final frontier kingdom.

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This stretch of islands is the westernmost part of the United States. Nearly all of the chain of islands belongs to the state of Alaska and is sometimes known as the Alaskan Bush. The Aleutian Islands are in the Pacific Ring of Fire which is a region where around 90% of the world’s earthquakes occur and is also subject to many volcanic eruptions. Unimak Island which is the largest of the Aleutian Islands in the state of Alaska is the ninth largest island in the United States and is home to Mount Shishaldin which is one the world’s ten most active volcanoes.

By land area Alaska is the largest of the 50 states with an area of 663,268 square miles. Alaska is 2,261 miles wide and 1,420 miles long. Despite it’s excessive amount of land Alaska is the fourth least populated state and easily the least densely populated with around half of the state’s population living within the Anchorage metropolitan area. Alaska has the longest coastline of all the United States and if you added all the coastlines of the other 49 states together it still wouldn’t add up to the amount of coastline Alaska has.

The police agency of Alaska is the Alaska State Troopers. They handle both traffic and law enforcement. Due to the fact that Alaska has no counties and therefore no county police the Alaska State Troopers are also responsible for handling civil papers. In the whole of the state of Alaska there are only around 1300 full time law enforcement officers to patrol the largest state on the whole country. Alaska is home of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The annual event that runs from Anchorage to Nome sees Mushers and a team of 16 dogs cover the distance which takes around 9-15 days.

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