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The State of Alaska is the largest state of the United States of America in terms of land mass, and is the union's only non-contiguous state in North America, bordering Canada east and south, and oceans otherwise. Noted for its natural wealth and sparse population, the state levies no income or sales tax. Most of the government's income is derived from taxes on oil production.

Politically, the state is divided not into counties, but boroughs, and into townships and cities at the lower levels. The state contains no designated metropolitan service districts.

Alaska became the 49th state of the United States on January 3, 1959. Its original constitution included initiative and referendum rights.

Statewide Initiative, Referendum, and Recall

Boroughs Aleutians East, Aleutians West, Municipality of Anchorage, Bethel, Bristol Bay, Denali, Dillingham, Fairbanks North Star, Haines, Juneau, Kenai Peninsula, Ketchikan Gateway, Kodiak Island, Lake and Peninsula, Matanuska-Susitna, Nome, North Slope, Northwest Arctic, Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan, Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon, Sitka, Southeast Fairbanks, Valdez-Cordova, Wade Hampton, Wrangell-Petersburg, Yakutat, Yukon-Koyukuk

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Cities

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