Posting vignettes based on great postcards found in my mail box and elsewhere.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Alaska, the big one

A question for your elementary school-age kids. Which U.S. state has the largest land area? This postcard answers the question.

Alaska is so big you can put Texas, California, Montana within its borders and still have plenty of room for Idaho. Now that's big.

Compared to the world's countries, Alaska ranks 15th in size, just a little smaller than Lybia and nearly 27,000 square miles larger than Iran.

A few other facts, Alaska has the most coastline of any state and half the world's glaciers.

1 comment:

  1. Half the world's glaciers! Wow, I had no idea. The other ones don't surprise me so much. I think people are similarly surprised to see how big Australia is compared to the U.S.