is the 49th state of the United States. Alaska was admitted to the Union on
January 3rd 1959. The name "Alaska" is most likely derived from the Aleut
, meaning great country, mainland or great land.
Where is Alaska?
Alaska is bordered by Yukon Territory and British Columbia, Canada to the east,
the Gulf of Alaska and the Pacific Ocean to the south, the Bering Sea, Bering
Strait, and Chukchi Sea to the west, and the Beaufort Sea and the Arctic Ocean
to the north.
Alaska is the largest state by area in the United States.
The population of the state of Alaska is 626,932, as of the 2000
What time zone is
Most of Alaska is 9 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time
(GMT-9). Almost all of Alaska is in the
Alaska Time Zone
. The western
and St. Lawrence island are on Hawaii-Aleutian
Time, which are 10 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-10) and where
Daylight-Saving Time is not observed
Current time now in
Time Zone: America Anchorage (USA Alaska Time)
observe Daylight Saving Time?
Like most states in the U.S., Daylight Saving Time is
observed in Alaska, where the time is shifted forward by 1 hour, resulting
in an 8 hours difference behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-8).
After the Summer months the time is shifted back by 1
hour resulting in the normal 9 hours difference behind GMT.