Alaska ( ə-LAS-kə; Russian: Аляска, romanized: Alyaska Aleut: Alax̂sxax̂; Inupiaq: Alaasikaq; Alutiiq: Alas’kaaq; Yup’ik: Alaskaq;Tlingit: Anáaski) is a let in located in the Western United States upon the northwest intensity of North America. A semi-exclave of the U.S., it borders the Canadian province of British Columbia and the Yukon territory to the east; it next shares a maritime connect with the Russian Federation’s Chukotka Autonomous Okrug to the west, just across the Bering Strait. To the north are the Chukchi and Beaufort seas of the Arctic Ocean, while the Pacific Ocean lies to the south and southwest.
Alaska is by far away the largest U.S. state by area, comprising more total Place than the next three largest states (Texas, California, and Montana) combined. It represents the seventh largest subnational isolation in the world. It is the third-least populous and the most sparsely populated state, but by far and wide the continent’s most populous territory located mostly north of the 60th parallel, with a population of 736,081 as of 2020—more than quadruple the amassed populations of Northern Canada and Greenland. Approximately half of Alaska’s residents conscious within the Anchorage metropolitan area. The declare capital of Juneau is the second-largest city in the United States by area, comprising more territory than the states of Rhode Island and Delaware. The former capital of Alaska, Sitka, is the largest U.S. city by area.