Alaska is the largest state in the union. Usually thought of as covered by ice, much of Alaska is actually mountainous and forested. Learn more about Alaska in this section.

Geography of Nome

Nome, Alaska, a city on the Seward Peninsula, 520 miles (840 km) west of Fairbanks.

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  • Geography of Alaska

    Geography of Alaska

    Alaska, one of the Pacific Coast states of the United States. Like Hawaii, it is geographically separated from the rest of the country. See more »

  • Quiz: Inventions Alaskans Need

    Quiz: Inventions Alaskans Need

    Imaginative inventions could ease the harsh conditions Alaskans face. Take this quiz to test your familiarity with the inventions Alaskans need most. See more »

  • Geography of Anchorage

    Geography of Anchorage

    Anchorage, Alaska, a seaport and the state's largest city. It lies at the mouth of Knik Arm, a branch of Cook Inlet, about 570 miles (920 km) west-northwest of Juneau, the state capital. See more »

  • Geography of Fairbanks

    Geography of Fairbanks

    Fairbanks, Alaska, the second largest city in the state. It lies on the Chena River, a tributary of the Tanana River, about 270 miles (435 km) north-northeast of Anchorage. See more »

  • Geography of Juneau

    Geography of Juneau

    Juneau, Alaska, the state capital and the state's largest city. It lies on the Gastineau Channel at the base of the Coast Mountains on Alaska's southeast coast. See more »

  • Geography of Ketchikan

    Geography of Ketchikan

    Ketchikan, Alaska, a city on Revillagigedo Island in the Alexander Archipelago, off the southeast coast of Alaska. See more »

  • Geography of Nome

    Geography of Nome

    Nome, Alaska, a city on the Seward Peninsula, 520 miles (840 km) west of Fairbanks. See more »

  • Geography of Sitka

    Geography of Sitka

    Sitka, Alaska, a town on Baranof Island in the Panhandle, in the southeastern part of the state. See more »

  • Geography of Skagway

    Geography of Skagway

    Skagway, Alaska, a coastal town in the southeast. It lies about 80 miles (130 km) northwest of Juneau, the capital, at the northern end of the Inside Passage, a coastal shipping route. See more »

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