Posted in About Alaska


Population: 272,687
Anchorage is by far the biggest city in Alaska in terms of population, with more than eight times as many people as the next biggest town, Fairbanks.

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Population: 31,324
Fairbanks, located in central Alaska, is just 198 miles south of the Arctic Circle and a great city from which to view the Northern Lights.

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Population: 30,987
Despite being only accessible by boat or seaplane, Juneau is still the state capital of Alaska.


Population: 11,800
Home to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the aptly-named town of College is a great place to live or visit.


Population: 8,986
Located on Alaska’s southeastern panhandle, Sitka was founded by the Russians in 1799.


Population: 7,410
Ketchikan, the south-easternmost major city in Alaska, is a frequent stop for cruise ships heading up the Alaska coast.


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