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Alaska

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Capital
Juneau
Became a State
January 3, 1959 49th
Location
northwest United States
Area
663,268 sq. miles (1st)
Population
710,231 (48th)
Major Cities
Sitka,  Juneau, Fairbanks, Anchorage
Products
petroleum, fishing (salmon, cod, pollock, crab)
Climate
mid-latitude oceanic climate in southern sections
and subarctic oceanic climate in northern parts
Yearly Precipitation
Juneau averages 50 inches
other areas average 275 inches
Professional Sports Teams
no professional sports teams
Major Waterways
Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea, Pacific Ocean, 
Bering Strait, Beaumont Sea, Artic Ocean
Most Famous Citizens
Vitus Bering (explorer)
William A. Egan (1st state governor)
Joe Juneau (prospector)
Jack London (author)
John Muir (naturalist, explorer)