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Many symbols of Alaska can be found in our Alaska coloring pages section. This includes state map outlines, the flag, state flower, famous landmarks, state animals and other symbols of the region. These printables make a great resource for student reports.

Check out the Alaska Unit of Study for all coloring pages, information, interactive puzzles, word jumbles, word searches, worksheets, and thematic book reviews. We even included a state quarter observation sheet!

Alaska OutlineState Name: Alaska
State Nickname: Land of the Midnight Sun
also known as The Last Frontier
State Capital: Juneau
State Governor: Sean Parnell
State Abbreviation: Alaska
2 letter Postal Code: AK
Area: 586,400 square miles
Date Entered the Union: January 3, 1959
State #: 49
Borders: Pacific Ocean, Canada, Bering Strait
Alaska flagFlag Meaning: The flag was designed by a 13 year old Native American student, Benny Benson. Seven gold stars represent Alaska's gold-mining industry and form the shape of the Big Dipper on a field of blue. An eighth star, represents the North Star and symbolizes Alaska's far north location. The gold color of the stars represents the state's enormous mineral resources. The flag was adopted in 1927.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 1
State Motto: North to the Future
State Flower: Forget-me-not
State Bird: Willow Ptarmigan
State Song: "Alaska's Flag"
State Tree: Sitka Spruce
State Mammal: Moose
State Fish: King Salmon
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Sitka, Wasilla, Kenai, Ketchikan, Palmer, Kodiak, Bethel
Famous Residents:
- Clarence L. Andrews author
- Margaret Elizabeth Bell author
- Benny Benson designed state flag at age 13
- Susan Butcher sled-dog racer
- Joe Juneau prospector
- Virgil F. Partch cartoonist
- Joe Redington, Sr. sled-dog musher and promoter
- Ferdinand Wrangel educator
- Samuel Hall Young founder of first American church
Attractions: Whale watching, Fjords, Glaciers, Sled dog racing, Mt McKinley, Klondike, Glacier Bay National Monument
Agriculture: dairy, livestock, fruits and vegetables
Industries: tourism, fishing, fur, mining, transportation
Natural Resources: lumber, coal, chromite, gold, lead, silver
 

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