About Alaska

Motto: North to the Future
Nickname: The Last Frontier
State Capital: Juneau
Population: 627,000
Median Age: 31.8
Area per person: 1 square mile
There is no personal income tax in the state of Alaska. The Alaska flag has eight gold stars representing the Big Dipper and the North Star on a field of blue.  
Mt. McKinley is the tallest mountain in North America, and 17 of the 20 highest peaks in the United States are here. There are three million lakes more than 20 acres in size.
If you come to Alaska you may be called a cheechako. This is a combination of two Indian words meaning "new, or fresh" and "to come, to approach or to become" (pronounced chee-CHA-ko).