By Wayne Wheelwright
This publication is a part of a chain of fifty quickly evidence approximately all of the usa. This e-book covers the country of Alaska. proof in regards to the significant towns, the background of the kingdom, well-known humans associated with Alaska, the states exciting weather and topography and lots of extra matters. This ebook includes all you are going to ever want to know in regards to the final frontier kingdom.
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Southwest Alaska includes a huge area of relatively unknown terrain. Much of the region is coastal but it still contains thousands of square miles of varying terrain such as forests, swamplands and highlands. Southwest Alaska includes the Pribilof islands, Nunivak Island and other Bering Sea islands which are west of the Alaska coast. Most of Alaska’s territory is situated in the Alaska Interior. Most of the Alaska Interior is wilderness but it does contain Alaska’s second largest city, Fairbanks.
South Central Alaska is the southern coastal region where much of Alaska’s population is situated. The most populated city of Alaska, Anchorage is located here as well as towns such as Palmer and Wasilla. The Alaska Panhandle which is sometimes known as Southeast Alaska is where the state capital Juneau is located and lies west from the northern half of British Columbia of Canada. Most of Southern Alaska’s area forms part of the Tongass National Forest whoch is the largest national forest of the United States.
In 2007 the gorse state product of Alaska was just under $50 billion. This places Alaska 45th in the United States whilst it’s per capita income places Alaska 15th in the United States. The economy of Alaska is dominated by the oil and gas industry with over 80% of Alaska’s revenue coming form petroleum extraction. Apart form oil and gas the next biggest exports of Alaska are seafood. Mainly salmon, cod and crab. The largest employers in Alaska in descending order are Providence Health& Services with is a non-profit Catholic health care ministry, Walmart/Sam’s Club, Carrs Safeway Alaska Division which is a supermarket chain based in Anchorage, Fred Meyer which is a chain of superstores, The Arctic Slope Regional Corporation and Trident Seafoods which is the largest seafood company in the United States.
50 Quick Facts about Alaska by Wayne Wheelwright