Thursday, 9 October 2014
Alaska is a state located in the northern extremity of North America, it is the largest state by area ( over twice the size of Texas), the 4th less populous and the least densely populated out of the all the states and at least half of Alaska's 731,449 population live in the metropolitan area of Anchorage.
People tend to usually forget that Alaska is a part of the United States, mainly because it is so far removed from the rest of the States that Alaskans refer to everyone in the contiguous states as being apart of the 'Lower 48'.People from Alaska generally don't mind dissociating themselves from the rest of America, as they believe their way of life to be very different from the rest of the contiguous states. one of the differences they believe they have is the Permanent Fund Divadend, which is check a resident of Alaska receives after living there for more than a year, in essence people are literally paid to continue living in Alaska.
This doesn't mean that Alaska isn't a popular place for people to move to from other regions in the space of 14 years the amount of people who have migrated to Alaska is about 100,000, this is all due to various historical events that have taken in Alaska since the 1950's, such as the Pipeline construction in the 1970's and the Oil boom in the late 1980's. In fact more people move to Alaska from regions with warmer climates such as Florida, California and Texas than any other states in the US.
Like most of America, the most popular language is English, However, there are a range of varying languages spoken in Alaska such as Siberian, Yupik and Central Alaskan. One of Alaska's most famous features would have to be its climate, most people either American or not picture Alaska as mainly being covered in snow all year round which is generally true as as the area of Juneau is the only region in Alaska where the average daytime high temperature is above freezing.
Alaska has few road connections compared to the rest of the U.S. The state's road system covers a relatively small area of the state, linking the central population centres and the the principal route out of the state through Canada. The state capital, Juneau, is not accessible by road, only a car ferry.