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ID: 7006450
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Alaska (state)  Alaska (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 65 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 65.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 153 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -153.0000  decimal degrees

Note: One of 2 states not contiguous with others; presumably inhabited by earliest migrants to N America from Asia, from whom Tlingit and Tinneh Indians descended; was home to Eskimos and Aleuts from 8th mill. BCE; Russians arrived 18th cen.; bought by USA in 1867.

Names:
Alaska (preferred,C,V)  ............ name derives from native Aleutian word meaning "mainland"
AK (C,V)
Russian America (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Alaska (state)  ............  Alaska (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, B)  ............  since January 3, 1959
first level subdivision (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Juneau .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States, Alaska, Juneau division) [7016116]

Sources and Contributors:
AK..........  [VP]
...........  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Alaska..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 16
.................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:438 ff.
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 97
.................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000302
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Russian America..........  [FDA]
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 16
..................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 438 ff.; 29:438 ff.
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 97
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000302
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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