Sunday, February 21, 2016
JUST HOW BIG IS ALASKA?
Here are some factoids to help wrap your head around it…
1. #Alaska is about 1/3 the size of the U.S. and is as wide as the contiguous 48 states. It is larger than Texas, California and Montana combined.
2. Alaska has more coastline than the rest of the U.S.
3. Flying from Juneau to Barrow, AK is the same as flying Orlando, FL to New York, NY.
4. It takes at least 24 hours to drive from Homer, AK north to Deadhorse, AK on the north slope. You’d already be in Tijuana, MX checked into a hotel and on a beach coming from Blaine,WA via Interstate 5 having passed through 3 states and traveled 300 miles more, in the same amount of time.
Graphic by Kim Mincer and Vanessa Rathbun
(via: Bureau of Land Management - Alaska)