Fun Facts About Anchorage, AK
English explorer Captain James Cook is credited with first exploring and describing the Anchorage Area in 1778.
The city of Anchorage got its start in 1914 when it was chosen at the site of a railroad-construction port for the Alaskan Railroad.
Alaska has more coastlines then the rest of the continental United States combined. More than 34,000 miles.
It is estimated that more than 1,500 mosses are living in Anchorage.
Anchorage gets an average of 79-inches of snow per year. The United States average 28-inches of snow per year.
The largest King Salmon ever caught in Alaska was found south of Anchorage on the Kenai River. Its weight was 97 ¼ pounds.
Anchorage is best known for trails, wildlife, and glaciers. The city is home to more artists and musicians than any other place in Alaska.
Area Codes: 907
Zip Codes: 99501, 99505, 99509, 99514, 99518, 99523, 99540, 99599, 99502, 99506, 99510, 99515, 99520, 99524, 99567, 99645, 99503, 99507, 99511, 99516, 99521, 99529, 99577, 99504, 99508, 99513, 99517, 99522, 99530, 99587
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