State Name: The name “Alaska” is derived from the Aleut “alaxsxaq”, meaning “the mainland” or, more literally, “the object towards which the action of the sea is directed”. It is also known as ” Alyeska “, the “great land”, an Aleut word derived from the same root.
States with Capitals and Their Nicknames
|Arizona||Phoenix||The Grand Canyon State|
|Arkansas||Little Rock||The Natural State|
|California||Sacramento||The Golden State|
|Colorado||Denver||The Centennial State|
List of nicknames of U.S. states
|Connecticut||Nutmeg State , Constitution State|
|Delaware||First State , Diamond State|
|Georgia||Peach State , Empire State of the South|
North to the future
Russia offered to sell Alaska to the United States in 1859, believing the United States would off-set the designs of Russia’s greatest rival in the Pacific, Great Britain. The strategic importance of Alaska was finally recognized in World War II. Alaska became a state on January 3, 1959.
1) We are the biggest state in the United States by a long shot. 2) We have 17 out of the 20 highest peaks in the United States . 3) We have over 3,000 rivers and 3 million lakes. We also have the biggest lake in the U.S., Lake Iliamna.
Here’s what every state is best known for. ALABAMA : College football. Alabama Crimson Tide fans. ALASKA : The Northern Lights. The Northern Lights. ARIZONA : The Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon. ARKANSAS : Former President Bill Clinton. CALIFORNIA: Hollywood. COLORADO: Skiing. CONNECTICUT: Casinos. DELAWARE: NASCAR.
Empire State of the South Peach State
Kansas City : The Heart of America.
“When it comes to wildlife, Alaska is famous for salmon, moose, caribou, bears, whales, bison, puffins, jellyfish, etc. When it comes to scenery, Alaska is famous for glaciers and fjords, mountains, and more lakes, rivers, and waterways than one could dream of.
State, federal district and territory mottos
|State federal district or territory||Motto||English translation|
|Arizona||Ditat Deus||God enriches|
|Arkansas||Regnat populus||The people rule|
|California||Eureka ( Εὕρηκα )||I have found it|
|Colorado||Nil sine numine||Nothing without providence.|