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Alaska Abbreviation

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What is the Abbreviation for Alaska?
The State of Alaska map (AK) known as the "49th State". Alaska has 27 counties, and the capital of the State is Juneau.


The two digit state code or abbreviation of Alaska is determined by taking the 'First and last letter of the old abbreviation' of the State's name.  The two letter, no-period state abbreviation of AK is recommended by the U.S. Postal Service and should always be used where a ZIP code follows. The purpose of introducing the AK Abbreviation for Alaska was to make room for ZIP codes in the mailing addresses. There was no attempt to standardize the format which is why they are usually memorized.

Map of Alaska


AP State Abbreviation
The AP State Abbreviations, the old State Abbreviations, are still in use. The AP State Abbreviation for Alaska is:


The Associated Press (AP) style of abbreviation, the old style, is still used by journalists and business people. As some two digit state codes are determined from the first and last letter of the old abbreviation they are important to those learning about the abbreviations of the US States.

Alaska - (AK) - Alsk.

Map showing location of Alaska in USA

Where is Alaska? (AK)

The State of Alaska is located in the far north west of North America in the Artic and Sub Arctic regions.


Abbreviation of Alaska - Two Digit State Code Rules
There is no standard format to the State Abbreviations. It's therefore not surprising that you needed to know "What is the Abbreviation for Alaska?  The rules to determine the state acronym, or abbreviation is by the 'First Two Letters', the 'First and Last Letter', the 'Initial Letter of 2 words' and those determined by the 'First and Last Letter of the Old Abbreviation'.

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Alaska Abbreviation (AK)

Initials & Acronym - AK
'First and last letter of the old abbreviation'
Facts about AP style
Alaska - (AK) - Alsk.
What state is AK? Abbr. of states
Interesting facts about the two digit code
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Two letter abbreviation of Alaska (AK)

Abbreviation (AK)

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