Alaska is a state in the northwestern region of the United States. It is also known as “The Last Frontier” and “The Great Land.” Alaska has a coastline of 6,640 miles (10,648 kilometers), which is approximately 200 miles (320 kilometers) longer than the contiguous United States. Alaska is bordered by the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Yukon; the Russian province of Siberia; and two U.S. states: Washington and Oregon.
As Russia’s most northernmost region, this isolated territory has its own unique history, culture and traditions. For example, in Alaska they celebrate their Independence Day on Juneau’s Fourth of July celebration instead of July 4th like other Americans do. And in another example, they have an Alaskan Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race every year where mushers from all over come to compete by racing sled dogs for 1,049 miles (1,769 kilometers) through some very difficult terrain.
Aircraft carriers are one thing that Russia does have that America doesn’t but it won’t change the fact that Alaska’s mountains will make it hard for planes to land there.
Last modified: August 11, 2022