At 663,300 square miles, Alaska is by far the largest state in the United States, nearly two and a half times as large as Texas. In the case of many map projections, Alaska appears to be more than half the size of the lower 48 states, when in reality the continental US is 4.7 times as large.
Alaska is by far the biggest state in the USA. It is 663,267 square miles of rich broad land that has produced billions of dollars of gold and oil as well as fish, furs, and timber. Alaska is unspoiled, uncrowded and is vibrant with promise.
Alaska is about one-fifth the size of the Lower 48. The next largest state, Texas, would fit into Alaska 2.5 times. In fact, if you combined the area of Texas, California and Montana, it would still be less than the size of Alaska .
Alaska is about 7 times smaller than United States . United States is approximately 9,833,517 sq km, while Alaska is approximately 1,481,348 sq km, making Alaska 15.06% the size of United States . Meanwhile, the population of United States is ~332.6 million people (331.9 million fewer people live in Alaska ).
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. This purchase ended Russia’s presence in North America and ensured U.S. access to the Pacific northern rim.
Really, you will likely find that Alaskan people are some of the most friendly and tolerant anywhere.
Interesting Facts. Russia controlled most of the area that is now Alaska from the late 1700s until 1867, when it was purchased by U.S. Secretary of State William Seward for $7.2 million, or about two cents an acre.
Livability.com rated Alaska’s largest city as America’s best to live in during the winter. The same website rated Anchorage 91st overall for livability among U.S. towns.
But it’s much easier to get a view of Russia view by heading out into the Bering Strait to one of America’s weirdest destinations: Little Diomede Island.
Alaska is really a combination of them all. Washington is the most like southern/coastal/mountainous Alaska, Montana and Idaho are like central mountainous Alaska, Maine is like central coastal and some of central Alaska, and Minnesota is like central coastal, central, and northern Alaska.
Europe is 5.93 times as big as Alaska (US)
approximately 55 miles