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State of Alaska

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Alaska State Seal

Facts about Alaska

  • The State of Alaska is the 49th U.S. state.
  • Alaska received statehood on January 3, 1959.
  • Alaska's state capital is Juneau.
  • Alaska's state postal abbreviation is AK.

Alaska's Bird, Flower, Motto, Song, Tree

  • Official State Bird: Willow Ptarmigan
  • Official State Bird Latin Name: Lagopus lagopus

  • Official State Flower: Forget-me-not
  • Official State Flower Latin Name: Myosotis alpestris subsp. asiatica
  • Year: 1917

  • Official State Motto: North to the Future
  • Official State Motto Latin Translation:

  • Official State Song: Alaska's Flag

  • Official State Tree: Sitka spruce
  • Official State Tree Latin Name: Picea sitchensis
  • Year: 1962

Alaska's State Government and Public Safety


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