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Description: Physical map of Alaska showing major geographical features such as rivers, lakes, mountains, topography and land formations.

Alaska State Facts and Brief Information...

Alaska is the largest state in the United States of America and is located in the North American Continent. The state covers an area of about 1,717,854 square kilometers. The country also has an ocean coastline longer than that of all the other states combined. The country borders many water bodies, they are: The Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Alaska in the south, Chukchi Sea; Bering Strait and Bering Sea in the west – shared with Russia and the Arctic Ocean and Beaufort Sea in the north.

The state has more than 3.5 million lakes which exceed the surface area of 20 acres. 188,320 square kilometers of the state is covered in wetland permafrost and marshlands. 41,000 square kilometers is taken up by frozen water bodies known as glaciers. The Bering Glacier is the largest in the country with a surface area of 5,800 square kilometers alone.

The South central part of the state has mostly coastlines. Southeast Alaska is taken up by glaciers and forests. Southwest Alaska has its coastlines with the Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea.

The interior and central part of the state is vastly crisscrossed by large rivers like the Kuskokwim and Yukon. Mount McKinley is the highest peak in the nation as it rests at a height of 6,194 meters above sea level. The Yukon is the longest river.

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