Alaska is 375 million acres, about one-fifth the size of the continental United States. enhanced-buzz-27422-1360163685-1

Despite the size, only about 1% of the area is privately owned.   Over 60% of Alaska (about 222 million acres)  is federally-owned, due to the fact that it was purchased by the government when it was sold to the US by Russia.  The state of Alaska owns about 105 million acres,  the native corporations own about 44 million acres, leaving about 4 million acres to private ownership.


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