Name: Alaska comes from the Aleutian word "Alyeska," meaning great land.
Passport/Visa: Beginning June 2009, all US citizens will need a passport for land crossings at Canadian (and Mexican) borders.
Languages: Primarily English, although there are 20 native languages and even Russian spoken in some villages.
Predominant Religions: Christianity (Protestant and Roman Catholic), though every major religion is practiced.
Time Zone: 1 hour behind Pacific Standard Time. (-1PST)
Voltage Requirements: 110 volts
Telephone Codes: 907