Alaska State Symbols

Alaska Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

Alaska Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots

Alaska is the largest state, but also the least densely populated state. Alaska is well known for a naturally occurring phenomenon called the Aurora Borealis. Students studying in Alaska can observe this natural light show from August through April. Alaska's glaciers run the gamut from the very small to the enormous. Glaciers cover approximately 29,000 square miles of Alaska, almost five percent of the state's total area, which attract tourists throughout the year.

The nickname of the 49th state, Alaska, is the "Last Frontier." The name Alaska is derived from the Aleut word "Aleyska," meaning "great land." Alaska was purchased from Russia for $7 million in 1867, Alaska is the largest state in area and is the largest peninsula in the Western Hemisphere. Mt. McKinley in the Alaska Range is North America's highest peak at 20,320 feet and one of the greatest challenges for mountain climbers. Juneau is the state's capital, and the state flower is the wild native forget-me-not and the state dog is the Alaskan malamute

Alaska State Symbols Online is a state resource directory containing descriptions and pictures of the state symbols, emblems, and mascots of the state, which can be quickly accessed. This resource guide represents many of Alaska state facts such as Alaska state symbols, the state flower, the state gemstone, the state insect, the state tree, the state bird, the state animal, the state flag that flies over Alaska, and the capital, as well as many more symbols, emblems, and mascots.

Alaska State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots


Symbol Name - (Species)

Bird Willow Ptarmigan
(Lagopus lagopus)
Dog Alaskan Malamute
(Canis lupus familiaris)
Fish Chinook Salmon
(Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)
Flag State Flag
Floral Emblem Wild native Forget-Me-Not
(Myosotis alpestris)
Flower Wild native Forget-Me-Not
(Myosotis alpestris)
Fossil Woolly Mammoth
(Mammuthus primigenius
Gem Jade
Insect Four Spot Skimmer Dragonfly
(Libellula quadrimaculata)
Land Mammal Moose
(Alces alces)
Language English
Marine Mammal Bowhead Whale
(Balaena mysticetus)
Mineral Gold
Motto "North to the Future"
Quarter Alaska State Quarter
Seal Great Seal
Sport Dog Mushing
Song "Alaska's Flag"
Tree Sitka Spruce
(Picea sitchenensis)
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