Alaska State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Alaska as the 49th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Alaska.
State Name: Alaska
Capital of Alaska State: Juneau
Date of Statehood: January 3, 1959
Alaska State Population: 663,661 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Primary Agriculture: Most of Alaska's farms are dairies or poultry ranches, and the state's most valuable farm commodities are dairy products, potatoes, cattle, and eggs.
Primary Industry: Alaska heads the nation in the value of its commercial catch, chiefly salmon, crab, shrimp, halibut, herring, and cod. Other industries important to Alaska's economy are oil, petroleum, wood, wood products, furs and tourism.
Alaska State Nickname: The Last Frontier
Alaska State Motto: North to the Future
Alaska State Flower:
Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis alpestris)(Legislation of 1917)
Alaska State Tree: Sitka Spruce (Legislation of 1962)
Alaska State Bird:
Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus)(Legislation of 1955)
Alaska State Fish: King Salmon (Legislation of 1962)
Alaska State Insect: Four Spot Skimmer Dragonfly (Legislation of 1995)
Alaska State Gemstone: Jade (Legislation of 1968)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Alaska State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
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Alaska State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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