Alaska Facts Info Stuff
Facts Info Stuff AK Alaska
United States People Education expenditures (% of GDP)5.3% of GDP est. (2005)
United States Government Legal system is the federal court system based on English common law; each state has its own unique legal system, of which all but one (Louisiana, which is still influenced by the Napoleonic Code) is based on English common law; judicial review of legislative acts; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction.
Alaska Latitude Facts: 61.385 and Alaska Longitude Facts: -152.2683
United States Government Legislative branch bicameral Congress consists of the Senate (100 seats, 2 members are elected from each state by popular vote to serve six-year terms; one-third are elected every two years) and the House of Representatives (435 seats; members are directly elected by popular vote to serve two-year terms); elections: Senate - last held 7 November 2006 (next to be held November 2008); House of Representatives - last held 7 November 2006 (next to be held November 2008); election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - Democratic Party 49, Republican Party 49, independent 2; House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - Democratic Party 233, Republican Party 202.
United States People Languages (%) English 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 2.7%, other 0.7% (2000 census); note: Hawaiian is an official language in the state of Hawaii
Alaska's County Facts:
Aleutians East County Aleutians West County Anchorage County Bethel County Bristol Bay County Denali County Dillingham County Fairbanks North Star County Haines County Juneau County Kenai Peninsula County Ketchikan Gateway County Kodiak Island County Lake and Peninsula County Matanuska Susitna County Nome County North Slope County Northwest Arctic County Prince Wales Ketchikan County Sitka County Skagway Hoonah Angoon County Southeast Fairbanks County Valdez Cordova County Wade Hampton County Wrangell Petersburg County Yakutat County Yukon Koyukuk County
United States Economy Current account balance-$731.2 billion (2007 estimate)