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The capital of Alaska is Juneau.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Alaska: AK
For a short while in 1963, the U.S. Postal Office recommended "ALSK" as the abbreviation for Alaska. Toward the end of 1963, the Post Office made the currently used "AK" the official abbreviation.
The pronunciation of Alaska:
When the people of Alaska refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: The majority of Alaska (that portion lying east of 169°22'30" W) is in the Alaska Time (AKST/AKDT) zone and observes daylight saving time.
West of that line, Saint Lawrence Island and most of the Aleutian Islands are in the Hawaii-Aleutian Time (HST) zone. They do not observe daylight saving time.
Nicknames for Alaska: "The Last Frontier"; "Land of the Midnight Sun"
State Motto: "North To The Future"
State Bird: Willow Ptarmigan (lagopus lagopus)
State Tree: Sitka Spruce (picea sitchensis)
State Flower: Forget-Me-Not (myosotis alpestris)
State Song: "Alaska's Flag"
Statehood: Alaska became the 49th state on Jan 3, 1959.
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|This page was last modified: 22 Apr 2018|
|By John Hall|