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Douglas Island seen from Downtown Juneau waterfront
Douglas Island seen from Downtown Juneau waterfront.
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About Juneau

Flag of Juneau, AlaskaSatellite view showing Juneau the capital of Alaska, since 1959 one of the fifty states of the United States. Alaska's second largest city is situated at the foot of Mt. Juneau on the Gastineau Channel in Southeast Alaska also known as the Alaskan panhandle. It is perhaps America's most unusual state capital, there is the climate, according to some, the weather is predictably and consistently miserable, but, the city is milder in winter than its latitude may suggest, thanks to the influence of the Pacific Ocean. Winters are moist and long, but mild by Alaskan standards. And there are no roads, Juneau is the only capital with no direct access by road, one can reach the city only by air or sea.

Downtown Juneau with Mount Juneau; Alaska, USA
Downtown Juneau with Mount Juneau in background.
Image: Alan Wu
The City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ) is located in the southeastern part of Alaska, north of the Alexander Archipelago. The city stretches along the Gastineau Channel (portions of the city also lie on Douglas Island), the northern part of the city, where the airport is located, surrounds the small Mendenhall river. Distances: Juneau to Anchorage 575 mi (926 km), Juneau to Seattle 893 mi (1,436 km)

Gold was discovered in 1880 near the location where Juneau is now, and soon a mining camp was established which grew to a small town called Harrisburg, later renamed to Juneau. In 1906 the seat of government of the Alaska Territory was moved from Sitka to Juneau.

Today Juneau has a population of about 33,000 inhabitants (in 2015).

The economy of the capital is based on government, mining, tourism, and fishing. The city is a popular cruise ship port of call, important Juneau International Airport serves the City and Borough of Juneau.

The page shows a city map of Juneau with expressways, main roads and streets, zoom out to find the location of Juneau International Airport (IATA code: JNU), located 8 mi (13 km) by road (via Alaska Route 7 (Egan Drive)) northwest of Downtown Juneau.

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Local Time Juneau:
Monday-July-25  21:25  
Standard time zone: AKST; UTC/GMT -9 hours
Daylight Saving Time (AKDT) in use from 13 March 2011 ends on Sunday, 6 November; time zone offset: UTC/GMT -8 hours

φ Latitude, λ Longitude (of Map center; move the map to see coordinates):
Google Map: Searchable Map of Juneau, Alaska, USA.
City Coordinates: 58°23′00″N 134°11′00″W
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