1. Alaska is the northernmost state of the United States.
2. Alaska is the largest state in the United States and contains one-fifth of the entire land area of the United States.
3. The capital of Alaska, the city of Juneau, can be accessed only by sea or by air; it is the only capital of the US state without land communication.
4. The discovery and development of Alaska belong to the Russian people.
5. Alaska was discovered in 1732 by an expedition of seafarers, headed by under-navigator Ivan Fedorov and geodesist Mikhail Gvozdev on the ship “Gabriel”
6. It was sold by Russian in 7.2 million dollars but Russian rulers regretted later when gold deposits were found in Alaska.
7. The distance between the extreme points of Russia and Alaska does not exceed 3.5 km!
8. Alaska has more than three million lakes, about three thousand rivers, one hundred thousand glaciers and about seventy active volcanoes.
9. One third of Alaska is in the Arctic Circle. It’s very cold in Alaska.
10. The lowest temperature was recorded -62.2 degree Celsius in 1971.
11. In one of the cities in Alaska, the mayor for more than fifteen years was a cat.
12. In spite of the fact that bears are allowed to hunt, it is forbidden to wake sleeping bears in order to photograph them.