The world's Longest american state


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What is the world's longest American State?

Here's some clues:

  • It is home to the largest American city.

  • 17 of the 20 highest peaks in the U.S. are located here.

  • Is twice the size of Texas.

  • Is the coldest State in America.

You guessed it, Alaska is the longest State in America running 1,479 miles or 2,380 km north to south.

At 808 miles in width Alaska is 38 miles wider than California is long.

Some fun facts:

  • On January 03 1959, President Eisenhower proclaimed Alaska to be the 49th United State.

  • The lowest recorded temperature is about -100 F.

  • The highest recorded  temperature was a tropical 98 F.

  • The state boasts the lowest population density in the nation.

  • Alaska has the highest percentage of males in any state, approximately 52 %.

  • When a scale map of Alaska is superimposed on a map of the 48 lower states, Alaska extends from coast to coast.

  • Alaska was purchased from Russia for $7,200,000 on April 09 1867 and the title transferred on October 18, 1867.

  • $7,200,000 is worth under $100 million today.

  • For Alaskans October 07 - 17 1867 never existed. No they did not freeze, then thaw out, Alaska changed from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar and had to make an adjustment.

UPDATE: February 27, 2009

Seems that Hawaii may just be the longest American State.

Hawaii is an an archipelago located between 18 55′ N to 28 27′ N and if you count the water in between Hawaii stretches a tropical 1,522 miles or 2,450 kilometers in length.



The world's Longest american state

The world's Longest american state

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