Mountain renamed

What’s the highest mountain peak in North America? Mount McKinley! Well, not any longer. It’s Denali. No, Mount McKinley didn’t shrink, it just got its old name back. The mountain was known as Denali, and was renamed in 1917 to Mount McKinley after the United States’ 25th President. Denali has an elevation of 20,320 feet (6,193 m). It is located in the state of Alaska in the United States. The country has a total of 50 states, and Alaska is the largest by area. It is located in the northwest part of North America, and it does not border any of the other 49 states. Alaska belonged to the country Russia, and in 1867, the United States bought the land for a price of approximately 2 cents an acre (1 acre is 43,560 square feet) for a total of US$7.2 million.

Did you know?

Alaska’s nickname is “The Last Frontier”.

Did you know?

The United States of America and Russia are less than 3 miles (5 km) apart at their closest point. This shortest distance is between two islands in the Bering Strait – Big Diomede Island of Russia and Little Diomede Island (Alaska) of the U.S.A.

Image Credits: https://www.whitehouse.gov for Denali’s image
Sources: https://www.whitehouse.gov, alaska.gov, http://www.ourdocuments.gov/, http://www.alaskacenters.gov/