The official state flag of Alaska was officially adopted in 1959. The golden stars represent the Big Dipper (an asterism in the constellation Ursa Major, the Big Bear) and the North Star, also called Polaris (representing Alaska’s northern location). This beautiful flag was chosen from a flag-designing contest. It was designed in 1926 by a 13-year-old Native American boy named Bennie Benson. Bennie was from the village of Chignik; he won a 1,000-dollar scholarship and a watch for winning the contest.

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  • Alaska State Flag: Nylon

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    Alaska State Flag: Nylon

    $29.99$269.99

    Our top quality Alaska flag is made here in the USA by Valley Forge Flag. It’s made with heavyweight nylon and finished with a durable canvas heading with brass grommets to securely fasten it to your flagpole. This flag is great for indoor and outdoor use.

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  • Alaska Flag – 5′ x 8′ Polyester

    $109.95
    Alaska Flag

    Alaska Flag – 5′ x 8′ Polyester

    $109.95

    State flags for sale are made in the U.S.A.

    • Constructed with 100% 2×2 ply spun polyester
    • Combines durability, strength, and flyability with an overall rich feel
    • Ideal for extreme weather conditions, such as high wind and daily flying
    • All intricate emblems are accurately reproduced to fine detail
    • Complete with heavy canvas heading and brass grommets
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State Facts

Admitted to Union
January 3, 1959 (49th state)
State Abbreviation
AK
State Capital
Juneau
Largest City
Anchorage
Area
656,425 square miles [Alaska is the biggest state in the USA]
Population
735,132 (as of 2013) [Alaska is the 47rd most populous state in the USA]
State Flower
Forget-me-not (genus Myosotis)
State Bird
Willow ptarmigan
Major Industries
oil (petroleum)
Major Rivers
Yukon River, Kuskokwim River, Colville River, Copper River
Major Lakes
Iliamna Lake, Aleknagik Lake, Becharof Lake, Clark Lake, Minchumina Lake
Highest Point
Mt. McKinley – 20,320 feet (6,194 m) above sea level – this is the highest point in the USA
Number of Counties
27
Bordering States
none