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Alaska comes from the word "Aleyska," meaning "great land."

And here are a few fun facts about this "great land" of Alaska.
The state capital is Juneau. Population: 31,275 (2010 Census)
The state nickname is "The Last Frontier"
The state motto is "North to the Future," indicating the promise of expansion and growth for the great state.
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