Alaska is the northern most state in the United States and is surrounded by the Arctic Ocean and borders Canada. The whole population comes in at just under one million and the population of the capital city Juneau accounts for the majority. Known as the last frontier, Alaska is a mecca for wilderness buffs and those looking for beautiful scenic mountain ranges and glaciers. The primary highways that service the state are the Alaska Highway and the Seward Highway. The Alaska Railroad also played a crucial developmental role. The most notable college in Alaska is The University of Alaska Anchorage which has 17,000 students. Famous events like the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race draw thousands of visitors to the state every year.