I thought I’d finish my series on Alaska with a few stats for you to mull over. It’s no wonder they call Alaska “The Great Land”.
Alaska is home to 17 of the 20 tallest mountains in the US. The top ten starting with Mt McKinley are:
- Mount McKinley 20,320 ft. Alaska Range
- Mount Logan 19,541 ft. Saint Elias Range
- Mount ST. Elias 18,008 ft. Saint Elias Range
- Mount Foraker 17,400 ft. Alaska Range
- Mount Lucania 17,257 ft. Saint Elias Range
- King Peak 16,972 ft. Saint Elias Range
- Mount Bona 16,550 ft. Saint Elias Range
- Mount Steel 16,470 ft. Saint Elias Range
- Mount Blackburn 16,390 ft. Wrangell Mountains
- Mount Sanford 16,237 ft. Wrangell Mountains
Alaska has an area of 571,951 miles and is the largest state in the U.S, more than twice the size of Texas, its closest rival.
With a population only 686,293 this translates to an average of 1.2 people per square mile. the rest od the US has an average of 76 people per square mile.
Alaska has over 70 potentially active volcanos!
The Alaskan coast line is 6,600 miles long. Include the islands and it balloons to 34,000 miles! There are 3000 rivers and more than 3 MILLION lakes!
Over 50% of the world’s Glaciers call Alaska home.
30% od Alaska lies within the Arctic Circle.
There’s so many more fun facts, like the Alaska Bachelor’s Club but if I tell you everything what will that leave you to discover on your own trip?
Newark International Airport at 5am. Almost home.