|ALASKA Map and Symbols - USA|
Monday, April 07, 2014
The last postcard of the bunch Ron sent me is from the only place I'm not really sure he already visited (he didn't say in the message he wrote on the back) but it's a great addition to my US State Map collection that with this card grows to 9, only 41 to go. Thank you very much Ron for this amazing multiple swap, I love every card, the stamps you used and the messages you wrote on each one - happy postcrossing to you my friend! This postcard took 12 days to arrive!
Alaska is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent. Bordering the state to the east is the Canadian Yukon Territory and the province of British Columbia, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, with Russia (specifically, Siberia) further west across the Bering Strait. Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area, the 4th least populous and the least densely populated of the 50 United States. The United States purchased Alaska from Russia on March 30, 1867, for $7.2 million ($121 million adjusted for inflation) at approximately two cents per acre ($4.74/km²).