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About Our Town

Did Juneau?

Juneau is many things: a mountain town, a coastal community and the most scenic capital city in the U.S. A natural wonder, wildlife hotspot and cultural jewel, Juneau is rich in history, art, music and Native heritage. It’s an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, a shopper’s trove and a food lover’s dream - not just the state capital, but the beating heart of Southeast Alaska.

Coordinates: 58 N by134 W

Named in 1881, after gold prospector Joe Juneau; incorporated in 1900; designated the capital of Alaska in 1906

Area: 3,255 square miles; of this, only 14 square miles are urban

Population, as of 2014 census: 32,406

Climate: Pacific Temperate Rainforest

Main industries: government (state, federal and municipal), tourism, fishing, mining