50 Quick Facts about Alaska by Wayne Wheelwright

By Wayne Wheelwright

This ebook is a part of a chain of fifty quickly evidence approximately all the united states. This ebook covers the kingdom of Alaska. evidence in regards to the significant towns, the background of the country, well-known humans associated with Alaska, the states fascinating weather and topography and plenty of extra topics. This e-book comprises all you are going to ever want to know concerning the final frontier country.

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Due to its vast land area the climate of the state of Alaska is high variable. The southeast of Alaska tends to be the wettest and warmest part of Alaska and is the only region of Alaska where the average daytime temperature is agove freezing. The south central Alaska region is subject to some of the milder conditions Alaska has to offer due to it’s coastal proximity. The Western Alaska climate is especially variable with some parts getting less than 10 inches of rain annually whilst others get 100 inches per year.

Juneau the state capital cannot be accessed by road, only by ferry or air which has led to a long running debate about either building a road connection to Haines or moving the capital form Juneau to somewhere more accessible like Anchorage or Fairbanks. The Alaska Railroad spans from Seward and Whittier in southern Alaska passing through Anchorage to Fairbanks and beyond to Elston Air Force Base and Fort Wainwright. Unusually for a railway it carries both freight and passengers through it’s system.

There are a chain of 14 large volcanic islands and 57 smaller islands that make up the Aleutian Islands that mark the line between the Bering Sea and the Pacific ocean. This stretch of islands is the westernmost part of the United States. Nearly all of the chain of islands belongs to the state of Alaska and is sometimes known as the Alaskan Bush. The Aleutian Islands are in the Pacific Ring of Fire which is a region where around 90% of the world’s earthquakes occur and is also subject to many volcanic eruptions.

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