Linux Around The World: USA – Alaska

Last Updated on July 22, 2023


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.

Linux Around The World This article is part of our Linux Around The World series showcasing usergroups that are relevant to Linux enthusiasts. Great ways to meet up with fellow enthusiasts.

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