- the largest state of the US, in the extreme northwest of North America: the aboriginal inhabitants are Inuit and Yupik; the earliest White settlements were made by the Russians; it was purchased by the US from Russia in 1867. It is mostly mountainous and volcanic, rising over 6000 m (20 000 ft), with the Yukon basin in the central region; large areas are covered by tundra; it has important mineral resources (chiefly coal, oil, and natural gas). Capital: Juneau. Pop: 648 818 (2003 est). Area: 1 530 694 sq km (591 004 sq miles)
Abbreviation: Alas, (with zip code) AK
- Gulf of Alaska ⇒ the N part of the Pacific, between the Alaska Peninsula and the Alexander Archipelago
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A•las•ka (ə las′kə),USA pronunciation n.
- Place Namesa state of the United States in NW North America. 400,481;
586,400 sq. mi. (1,519,000 sq. km). Cap.: Juneau. Abbr.: AK (for use with zip code), Alas.
- Place NamesGulf of, a gulf of the Pacific, on the coast of S Alaska.
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Alaska /əˈlæskə/ n
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AK - Afognak - Ahtna - Alas. - Alaska Current - Alaska Highway - Alaska Peninsula - Alaska Purchase - Alaska Range - Alaska cod - Alaska crab - Alaska pollock - Alaska time - Alaska-Hawaii time - Alaskan - Alcan Highway - Aleut - Aleutian Islands - Aleutian Range - Alexander Archipelago - Amchitka - Anchorage - Andreanof Islands - Aniakchak - Athabaskan - Atka mackerel - Attu - Baird Mountains - Baranof Island - Baranov - Barrow Point - Beaufort Sea - Bering Sea - Bering Strait - Blackburn - Bona - Brooks Range - Chichagof Island - Chilkat - Chilkoot Pass - Chinook Jargon - Chukchi Peninsula - Coast Range - Cook - Cook Inlet - Copper River - Cordilleras - Dawson Creek - Denali National Park and Preserve - Eskimo