State situated in the northwest extremity of the usa. You can see on the alaska s map that alaska is larger than the combined area of the three largest states which are texas california and montana the name alaska was introduced in the russian colonial period when it.
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Alaska over united states map. The united states of america usa for short america or united states u s is the third or the fourth largest country in the world. Alaska lower 48 map alaska superimposed over the contiguous united states nrcs home usda gov site map civil rights foia plain writing accessibility statement. Instead of alaska being relegated to the side or.
The term united states when used in the geographical sense is the contiguous united states the state of alaska the island state of hawaii the five insular territories of puerto rico northern mariana islands u s. There are 50 states and the district of columbia. The map above reverses this trend and puts alaska front and centre.
Alaska is the largest state in the united states by area and it is a u s. State in fact it is larger than all but 18 countries of the world and about 1 5 of the total land area of the 48 contiguous states. Select from the other forecast maps on the right to view the temperature cloud cover wind and precipitation for this country on a large scale with animation.
Most maps of the united states focus on the lower 48 at the diminishment or exclusion of alaska and hawaii. Area the state covers an area of 1 723 337 km 665 384 sq mi and is the largest of all us states. By comparison alaska is three times the size of the iberian peninsula compared to other us states alaska is 2 5 times the size of texas and new jersey would fit in 76 times.
It is a constitutional based republic located in north america bordering both the north atlantic ocean and the north pacific ocean between mexico and canada. Map created by williwaw publishing found via reddit user jscaktdgn9. Control the animation using the slide bar found beneath the weather map.
Virgin islands guam and american samoa and minor outlying possessions the united states shares land borders with canada and mexico and maritime borders with russia cuba. Since the aleutian islands cross over the 180 degree longitude line alaska is in fact the westernmost northernmost and easternmost state. Map of the united states with alaska and hawaii to scale 976 detailed map of the united states including alaska and hawaii.
Alaska is a lot bigger than you think. Alaska is the largest u s. Federal government owns and manages approximately 65 of the state as public lands including 24 national.
The alaska united states weather map below shows the weather forecast for the next 12 days.