Anchorage is also known as the Municipality of Anchorage and is the largest city in the U.S state of Alaska. The city is located in southcentral Alaska at the base of the Chugach Mountains and the terminus of the Cook Inlet. Also, from the city, you can clearly see the Kenai, Talkeetna, Aleutian and Mount McKinley one of the North Americans tallest mountain. Being the Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage comprises over 40% of the state’s population. On top of that, the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is located in this town, and it serves as the center of all the airline activities of the state. The airport is served by different interstates, national as well as international airlines.
The history of Anchorage Alaska
Anchorage was first explored and described in the year 1778 by an English explorer Captain James Cook. Significant development occurred in the city during the construction of the Alaska Railroad whereby the ship Creek landing in Anchorage was selected as the headquarters. However, Anchorage faced a great setback from the earthquake that occurred and caused tremendous destruction on March 27, 1964, but later recovered and continued prospering. Today, Anchorage is known to be the Alaska’s leading transportation, trade, finance, and communication center and accounts for about 47% of the employment. Besides, major sectors that boost Anchorages local economies are the military, oil and gas, convection and tourism and the transportation industry.
What are the Anchorages points of interest?
The city is the state’s center for the performing arts and also the home of various cultural venues such as fire department Museum, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, States Native heritage center and Russian Orthodox Museum just to name a few. Besides, diverse wildlife population is also found in the city and the surrounding areas. For instance, you can see wild animals such as grizzly bears, black bears and mountain goats that are commonly found along the Seward highway.
Through expansion and diversification, the city’s economy has absorbed fluctuations in the business cycle and thus providing job opportunities in fields like hospitality, trade, real estate, as well as health and social services.