Alaska is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of North America. Canada borders the state to the east; it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait. To the north are the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, the southern parts of the Arctic Ocean. The Pacific Ocean lies to the south and southwest. Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area, but at the same time it is the 3rd least populous of the 50 United States. Alaska is twice as large as Texas, and, for example, Alabama, could be fit in Alaska 13 times!

That might also be interesting: Juneau, the capital of Alaska, can be only accessed by plane or ship. This makes Juneaua de-facto island city in terms of transportation. A lot of tourists still come to Alaska and its capital every year to enjoy the incredible views of this region. By the way, the area of Juneau is even bigger than that of the smallest US state, Rhode Island!

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