Flag of Alaska (GIF)

Alaska is a US state located at the northwest end of North America. Its capital is Juneau and its largest city is Anchorage; its population is about 740,000 and its area is 665,384 mi².

The Alaska flag consists of eight golden stars that form the Polaris star and the Big Dipper constellation on a dark midnight blue background. The blue field represents the Alaska sky and the forget-me-not flower, a flower that blooms blue flowers. The Big Dipper is an asterism that symbolizes a bear, a native Alaskan animal, symbolizing power. The North Star represents the future of Alaska, which is the northernmost state in the Union. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 125:177, and the flag was adopted on July 9, 1927.

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