The State of Alaska is one of the states of the United States, although it is connected to Canada. It was purchased from Imperial Russia in 1867 for $7.2 million.
The capital city is Juneau, but the biggest city is Anchorage. Alaska is the biggest state in the United States, but has the least people. It is not connected to any other states by American land, but it is connected to Canada.
Alaska has many glaciers, some of which are passed by or landed on by cruises or National Parks. Some are coastal, some landlocked. It is an extremely popular tourist destination, as there is a very rich culture along with beautiful scenery.
There are some important industries in Alaska, like fishing, mining, and forestry. There were many gold rushes in Alaska.

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