Colorado and Alaska

Colorado

Demography

Colorado has a population (2007) of 4,861,515. The white population constitutes 82.8% of the total and the black population, 3.8%. There are also other ethnic groups, such as indigenous people (44,241 people), and Hispanics (735,601 people, 17.1% of the population). The largest cities in the state are Denver (its capital), Colorado Springs, Aurora, Lakewood, Pueblo, Arvada, and Fort Collins.

Economy

Colorado’s early growth was fueled by significant mining in the mid-1800s. Irrigated agriculture also developed and, by the end of the same century, cattle ranching had acquired great importance in the plains of the eastern part of the state. The first steps of the industrial take-off were linked to the processing of minerals and agricultural products. Since World War II, the industrial and service sectors have expanded greatly. Today the state economy is diverse and noted for its dedication to scientific research and high-tech industry. Denver is a major financial center.

Most crops are concentrated in eastern Colorado and western intramontane river valleys. Among the variety of agricultural and livestock products, corn, hay, wheat and milk stand out, as well as the raising of cattle (veal). Other crops include potatoes, vegetables, and fruit trees. Livestock products account for 70% of the annual agricultural income. Forest exploitation is relatively limited in its extension; almost all wood production comes from coniferous forests, specifically pine and fir.

Government

Colorado is governed by the first Constitution, adopted in 1876. The head of the executive is the governor, who is democratically elected for a period of four years and who cannot hold office for more than two terms. Colorado elects 2 senators and 6 representatives to the United States Congress.

Culture

According to agooddir, Colorado’s mountains, extensive parks, and many lakes and streams provide ideal conditions for outdoor activities. The spas, located on the banks of the mineral water springs, are equally famous. Colorado has the first ski resort in the country and with more than twenty areas to ski, among which Aspen and Vail stand out.

Alaska

Social development

Culture

Its roots lie in the indigenous peoples who have inhabited it for more than 10,000 years. Alewis, Inupiat, Inuit, Athabascans, Tinglit and Haidas have survived in a hostile nature based on hunting, fishing and tool-making, especially with ivory and bone. They have also been artisans, carving figurines of ivory, bone and wood, and have created a whole belief system whose maximum exponent is the totems dedicated to sacred animals for the tribe, as well as shamans, dances and ceremonies, all in perfect balance with nature. In 1971, the Alaska Natives Claims Settlement Act restored the rights that colonization had denied them. There is a particular culture in the state, based on the love for nature and the excitement for hunting and fishing. The pride of the pioneers resides in its residents. Many of them are descendants of the Klondike fever prospectors and it still shows.

Juneau

Juneau (in English: The City and Borough of Juneau), or simply Juneau, is the capital of Alaska, in the United States. In 2010, the city had 31,275 residents, making it the third city in the state in terms of population, preceded by Anchorage and Fairbanks. The city is located between Mount Juneau, Mount Roberts and the Gastineau Canal, in the Alexander Archipelago. It is a maze of narrow streets that pass in front of a mixture of modern buildings, old shop fronts and picturesque houses with architectural features from the beginning of the century. XIX remaining from the time of the early days of the city’s gold mines. The pier is always busy with the bustle of cruise ships, fishing boats, and hydrofoils coming and going. Juneau is not accessible by road; It is the only state capital in the United States that can only be reached by plane or boat.

History

After gold was discovered, a group of prospectors settled in the town, the city itself being founded in 1881 and named after the miner Joseph Juneau.

Geography

Juneau is one of two US state capitals that cannot be reached by road; the other is Honolulu. The only way to get there is by plane or by boat.

  • Altitude: 1 masl
  • Latitude: 58º 18 ’06 “N
  • Longitude: 134º 25 ’10 “W

The city has a total area of ​​3,255 square miles, 2,716.7 square miles of it is land and 538.3 square miles of it (16.54%) is water.

Climate

Juneau has a subpolar oceanic climate. Winters are long and wet, but only a little chilly by Alaskan standards: mean lows are -5 ° C in January, and highs are frequently above freezing. Spring, summer, and fall are cool to temperate, with temperatures peaking at 18 ° C in July. The average snowfall is 87.4 inches (222 cm) and occurs mainly from November to March. The spring months are the driest, while September and Octoberthey are the most humid. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Juneau is -30 ° C in February 1968 and January 1972. The highest temperature was 32 ° C in July 1975.

Population

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 31,275 people, 12,187 households, and 7,742 families residing in the city. The population density was 4.4 residents / km². The racial makeup of the city was 69.4% White, 0.9% African American, 11.8% Native American, 6.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, and 1.2% other races., and 9.5% of two or more races. 5.1% of the Hispanic or Latino population of any race. 16 2.6%.

Colorado and Alaska

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