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By Wayne Wheelwright

This publication is a part of a chain of fifty speedy proof approximately all of the usa. This publication covers the nation of Alaska. evidence in regards to the significant towns, the heritage of the country, recognized humans associated with Alaska, the states fascinating weather and topography and lots of extra topics. This booklet comprises all you'll ever want to know concerning the final frontier country.

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Southwest Alaska includes the Pribilof islands, Nunivak Island and other Bering Sea islands which are west of the Alaska coast. Most of Alaska’s territory is situated in the Alaska Interior. Most of the Alaska Interior is wilderness but it does contain Alaska’s second largest city, Fairbanks. It also includes the town North Pole as well as Eagle, Delta Junction and Cantwell amongst others. Also in the Alaska Interior are some of the states most famous mountains including Mount McKinley, the Wrangell Mountains and the Ray Mountains.

The southeast of Alaska tends to be the wettest and warmest part of Alaska and is the only region of Alaska where the average daytime temperature is agove freezing. The south central Alaska region is subject to some of the milder conditions Alaska has to offer due to it’s coastal proximity. The Western Alaska climate is especially variable with some parts getting less than 10 inches of rain annually whilst others get 100 inches per year. The climate of the Alaskan Interior is extreme. In the summer temperatures exceed 90 degrees fahrenheit whilst in the winter they can sink as low as -60 degrees fahrenheit.

The police agency of Alaska is the Alaska State Troopers. They handle both traffic and law enforcement. Due to the fact that Alaska has no counties and therefore no county police the Alaska State Troopers are also responsible for handling civil papers. In the whole of the state of Alaska there are only around 1300 full time law enforcement officers to patrol the largest state on the whole country. Alaska is home of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The annual event that runs from Anchorage to Nome sees Mushers and a team of 16 dogs cover the distance which takes around 9-15 days.

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