Alaska has the longest coastline in the USA. The Alaskan coastline stretches 6,640 miles (10,690 km), a distance greater than all the other states’ coastlines combined. And if you add in the Alaskan islands, it boasts 33,904 miles (54,563 km) of shoreline !
|State or territory||Method 1 (CRS)|
|Alaska||6,640 mi (10,690 km)||1|
|Florida||1,350 mi (2,170 km)||2|
|California||840 mi (1,350 km)||3|
Alaska is one of two US states not bordered by another state, Hawaii is the other. Alaska is bordered by Canada (by the Canadian provinces of Yukon Territory and British Columbia ) to the east, and it shares a maritime border with Russia to the west.
Maine has 3,478 miles of coastline – more than California (3,427), and over 5,000 miles of coast if you include all of the islands as well. Only Florida and Louisiana (mostly bayou) have more miles of coastline .
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One-fifth the size of the Lower 48, Alaska is bigger than Texas , California, and Montana combined! Alaska is also far-flung: 3.1 times wider (east to west) and 1.9 times taller (north to south) than Texas .
state of Alaska
While Alaska is the largest state by area, it’s among the smallest in population: Only about 740,000 people call the state home. Alaska boasts the lowest population density in the nation, with fewer than 1.5 people per square mile.
“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.
Alaska has voted Republican in every election since 1968, and since its admission to the Union in 1959, it has only voted for the Democratic candidate on one occasion: Lyndon B. Johnson’s win in 1964.
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