Shipping from the State of Alaska to Washington
On January 3, 1959, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States. Alaska is the largest U.S. state by area and the seventh largest sub national division in the world. Conversely, it is the 3rd least populous and the most sparsely populated of the 50 United States.
It is located northwest extremity of the United States West Coast, just across the Bering Strait from Asia. The Canadian province of British Columbia and the territory of Yukon border the state to the east and southeast. Its most extreme western part is Attu Island, and it has a maritime border with Russia (Chukotka Autonomous Okrug) to the west across the Bering Strait. To the north are the Chukchi and Beaufort seas—southern parts of the Arctic Ocean. The Pacific Ocean lies to the south and southwest. It is technically part of the continental U.S., but is sometimes not included in colloquial use; Alaska is not part of the contiguous U.S., often called “the Lower 48”. The capital city, Juneau, is situated on the mainland of the North American continent but is not connected by road to the rest of the North American highway system. Anchorage is the largest city by population.
Alaska is nicknamed The Last Frontier. It is also well-known as the “Land of the Midnight Sun”. The state tree is the Sitka Spruce, the state bird is the Willow Ptarmigan and the state flower is the Forget-me-not. The state motto is “North to the Future”.
Shipping to the State of Alaska to Washington
The state of Washington was named after George Washington, making it the only state in the United States to be named after a president. It was inaugurated into statehood in 1889. Blessed with a great coastal location, and brilliant harbors, Washington occupies one of the leading positions trading with Canada, Alaska, and Countries of the Pacific Rim. The beautiful Mount Rainier ascends above Seattle and is the highest peak in the continental United States.
The St. Helens Mountain is another landmark in Washington. It erupted in 1980, and was recorded as the most deadly and economically destructive volcanic event in the history of the United States. It is often referred to as the Evergreen State, and is the country’s foremost producer of apples and is the home of the reputable coffee chain “Starbucks.” Some popular people from Washington are Bill Gates, Bing Cosby, and Jimi Hendrix.