Alaska Facts

State of Alaska

Admitted to the union
January 2, 1959

Capital
Juneau

State Population, (2014)
736,732

Industry
Oil, Tourism, Fishing, Mining, Timber

Land Area
1,477, 263 sq. kilometers
570,640,950 sq. miles
Largest state in USA

Water Area
86,051 sq. miles

Glaciers
Approx. 3% state land area

Mosquitos
At least 25 species

US map with Alaska map on top of it.

 

This photo looks south down the Dietrich River valley as it parallels the Dalton Highway and Trans-Alaska Pipeline through the southern Brooks Range.

City of Fairbanks

Founded 1902
Gold discovered nearby

University of Alaska
Founded 1917

Population (2014)
North Star Borough: 97,972
City of Fairbanks: 31,721
City of North Pole: 2,198

Largest Employers
Government
(includes the University)
Military

UAF Campus Area
880 Hectares
10,190.55 acres

UAF Enrollment
Approximately 10,000
Over 200

About the Weather

Average Fairbanks temperature in degrees celcius:
January: -24; February: -20; April: -3; May: 10; June: 15; July: 20; August: 15; September: 8; October: -5; November: -15; December: -20.

Record High: 37.7C/100F - June, 1915 at Fort Yukon.
Record Low: -62C/-79.8F - January, 1971 at Prospect Creek.

Longest day - June 20, 21 or 22 with 21 hours, 42 minutes of official daylight.
Shortest day - December 20, 21 or 22 with 3 hours, 42 minutes of officail daylight.

Mean Annual Precipitation - 26.3 centimeters.
Record Annual Snowfall - 373 centimeters, 1990-1991.
Growing Season - 90 frost-free days.