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Land Area Ranked 1st

• Total 663,268 sq mi (1,717,856 km2)
• Width 2,261 miles (3,639 km)
• Length 1,420 miles (2,285 km)
• % water13.77
• Latitude51°20’N to 71°50’N
• Longitude130°W to 172°E

Before statehood Territory of Alaska

Admitted to the Union January 3, 1959 (49th)

Metes and Bounds

No metes and bounds found.

Alaska is bordered by the Yukon Territory and British Columbia in Canada, to the east, the Gulf of Alaska and the Pacific Ocean to the south, the Bering Sea, Bering Strait, and Chukchi Sea to the west and the Arctic Ocean to the north, containing approximately 586,412 square miles of land. Alaska’s territorial waters touch Russia’s territorial waters in the Bering Strait, as the Russian and Alaskan islands are approximately 3 miles apart.

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