Location of Alaska:

Alaska is bounded on the N by the Arctic Ocean and Beaufort Sea; on the E by Canada's Yukon Territory and province of British Columbia; on the S by the Gulf of Alaska, Pacific Ocean, and Bering Sea; and on the W by the Bering Sea, Bering Strait, Chukchi Sea, and Arctic Ocean.

We can view Alaska's relative location from a number of perspectives. For simplicity, we will identify Alaska as part of the North Pacific, the Northern world, the North American continent, and the United States.
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The Alaska Location Map clearly defines the geographical and political contours of the state. Alaska is located on northwestern part of the continent of North America. The State of Alaska is spread over total area of 1,530,699 square kilometer. Alaska encompasses total land area of 1,478,456 square kilometer and total inland water area of 52,243 square kilometer.

Alaska shares its borders with Artic Ocean and Beaufort Sea on its northern side, with Yukon Territory of Canada and British Columbia on its eastern border, with Bering Sea, the Gulf of Alaska and Pacific Ocean on its southern side and with Artic Ocean, Bering Strait, Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea on its western side.

This is a good place to pause and consider Alaska's relative size. Alaskans are proud of the size of their state-589,000 square miles or over three times the size of California. Yet, in the context of the northern world, its size is modest, being exceeded by regions such as the Northwest Territories and Nunavut in Canada, Greenland, and Sakha in Russia. United States.

Since 1867, of course, Alaska has been part of the United States, and since 1959, it has been a state within the United States. Alaska accounts for 17 percent of the total U.S. area and 64 percent of the U.S. coastline. Along with Canada, the U.S. borders on the Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and Atlantic Ocean.

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