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People & Culture:

  • Juneau is the state capital of Alaska and one of the most beautiful capitals with a population of 90,903.
  • The City and Borough of Juneau is a home-rule municipality under the Constitution of the State of Alaska. It has a Council form of government. It is composed of the Mayor and eight Assembly members.
  • It is our nation’s most wired capital, with tools to help citizens all over Alaska stay in touch with their capital without ever having to leave home. The people of Juneau are remarkably friendly.
  • Residents of Juneau welcome tourism and will talk with just about any visitor who has any question about life in Juneau. They are proud to serve as the seat of state government. Bagels, coffee and an award-winning brewery are what to be expected when you visit.
  • Alaska's state bird is the willow ptarmigan and state tree is the Sitka Spruce. Alaska's state flower is the alpine forget-me-not. It was chosen in 1949.
  • Juneau is diverse. From public servant and private industry professional, to fishermen, miners and all in between.
  • A commissioner of education appointed by the state board of education supervises the state department of education. They iare appointed by the governor. Alaska enacted a school attendance law in 1929. Children must attend school from age 7 to 16. The University of Alaska system also has a campus located in Juneau.
  • The principal Indian groups in Juneau are the Tsimshian, Haida, and Tlingit tribes. They live in the heavily forested, mountainous areas.
  • Most of Alaskan culture and history can be found in the Alaska State Museum and Juneau-Douglas City Museum,which are both located in the Juneau. The mission of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum is to eduacte among its diverse audiences and awareness of its cultural heritage, values and community memory so that they may draw strength and perspective from the past, inspire learning, and find purpose for the future. Another important look inside Juneau’s thriving cultural community is the Sealaska Heritage Institute’s “Celebration” , which brings Southeast Alaska’s native cultures together every two years for one of the largest events of its kind.
  • Water is a big part of life in Juneau. From commercial and sport fishing, as well as fishing for subsistence, to diving, sailing and marine life viewing, this coastal community takes advantage of the nearby inside passage waterway and what it offer.



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Alaska's State Capitol is in Juneau, the capital since 1900.

Physical Geography & Landmark & Climate

  • Juneau is a trade center for the Panhandle area but was first established as a trade center.
  • Juneau was settled in 1880, after it Struck code. It was incorporated and made the seat of Alaska's Administration in 1900.
  • As the state capital, Juneau is supported by State and Federal employment, and by tourists cruising . It is the third largest community in Alaska. About one-third of residents live downtown or on Douglas Island.
  • Juneau works mostly on a primary economic activity level and its main natural resources are salmon, gold, and oil.
  • Tourism is the largest private-sector employer. The number of non-Alaskan visitors to Juneau tops 800,000 each year, accounting for about half of the total Alaska visitor market.
  • Transportation and trading are the other important parts of the economy. Manufacturing jobs had been almost non-existent but that area has become a focal point for government programs resulting in a growth spurt.
  • The State, City & Borough of Juneau and federal agencies provide nearly 45% of the employment in the community.
  • Juneau is a trade center for the Panhandle area but was first established as a trade center.

Physical Geography & Landmark & Climate

  • Juneau has a mild, maritime climate. The mean annual temperature is 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter temperatures seldom drop below 20 degrees Fahrenheit and summer temperatures seldom exceed 65 degrees.
  • Abundant rainfall contributes to the growth of very large Sitka spruce and Western hemlock in the coastal forests and to abundant fish populations in local waters. Snowfall is heavy in most winters, averaging 101 inches. Statistically, June is the month with the least rainfall.
  • Winters are long and bitterly cold. Summers throughout the state are short and cool. Precipitation, both rain and snow, varies from large amounts in the area.
  • Much of the remaining land, especially in the interior and on the North Slope, is carpeted with low-growing tundra vegetation—grasses, mosses, and lichens—during the brief warm months. Most of the tundra region is underlain by permanently frozen subsoil, called permafrost.
  • Juneau lies at the foot of two spectacular peaks, Mt. Juneau and Mt. Roberts. Douglas Island, a part of the city, lies across the channel. The huge boxlike Federal Building dominates the skyline.

Juneau is a very developed country with more women than men.
There elderly population is high compared to modt cities and countries. The have a small growth rate.
The crime and death rates are not very high and its citzens are expected to live long.

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