Linux Around The World: USA – Alaska

AlaskaPopulation: 730,000
Capital: Juneau
Largest City: Anchorage
Major Industries: Petroleum, tourism, fishing, mining, timber

Alaska is a state located in the Western United States. Alaska borders the Canadian province of British Columbia and the Yukon territory to the east. It also shares a maritime border with the Russian Federation’s Chukotka Autonomous Okrug to the west.

User Groups

LocationLinux User Group
AnchorageAKLUG: Alaska Linux Users Group hosts regular meetings to give all of our members a chance to interact both professionally and personally.

Did You Know?The state acquired its name from the Aleutian word “alaxsxaq,” meaning mainland.

The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million in 1867.

Alaska has the most glaciers in the United States and is home to wildlife including polar bears, walruses, beluga whales, black bears, and caribou.

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