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Brief History of Alaska

Population: 722.718 thousand people (2011) Area: 1717854.0 sq. km The word “Alaska” is of Aleutian origin. It means “whale abundance.” The largest US state is separated from the main territory of the country and occupies the entire territory of the vast Alaska Peninsula and nearby islands (Aleutian, Alexander Archipelago). It is washed by the waters… Read More »