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Alaska is a U.S. state located in the Northwest of North America. It is, by far, the largest state in area, but one of the least populated (47th out of 50). Although part of the North America continent, about 500 miles (800 kilometers) of Canadian territory separate Alaska from the contiguous U.S.
Alaska is one of the richest states in the Union when measured on a per capita basis (3rd in 2005). The economy is primarily based on natural resource extraction (including petroleum, natural gas, coal, gold, other precious metals and zinc), although seafood is also an important export from the state.
Given its great size, Alaska is relatively sparsely populated, with a total population of under 700,000. Nevertheless, there are some cities and towns in Alaska, including the state capital Juneau, and the largest and best known city, Anchorage.
If you enjoy the outdoor-life, there are of course plenty of suitable activities in the state. There are also many exciting places to visit, including:
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