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Ratification or Admission:  January 3, 1959 (49th)
Present Constitution Adopted:  1956
State Abbreviation:  AK
State Capital:  Juneau
Largest City - Population:  Anchorage
Origin of the Name:  Based on Aleut word, meaning "Great Land" or "That which the sea breaks against".
State Motto:  “North to the Future”
State Nickname:  Last Frontier / Land of the Midnight Sun
State Song:  “Alaska's Flag” Lyrics: Marie Drake Music: Elinor Dusenbur
State Animal:  Moose
State Bird:  Willow Ptarmigan
State Fish:  King Salmon
State Flower:  Forget-me-not
State Fruit:  None
State Gemstone:  Jade
State Insect:  Four-Spot Skimmer Dragonfly
State Mineral:  Gold
State Tree:  Sitka Spruce
State Flag:  Alaska adopted the flag for official state use in 1959. The blue field represents the sky, the sea, and mountain lakes, as well as Alaska’s wildflowers.


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coal, gold, lead, natural gas, petroleum, silver, zinc

food processing, lumber and wood products, petroleum and coal products.

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