Super Facts about Alaska


In Alaska...

  • The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for just US$7.2 million in 1867.

  • A cat has been the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska for 15 years.

  • The largest county in the U.S., located in Alaska, is roughly the size of Germany.

  • Alaska has a sand desert with dunes over 150 feet (45 m) high.

  • Every resident of Alaska gets an annual "oil royalty check", a payment representing their share of revenue from Alaskan oil. In 2008, it was US$2,069.

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