Juneau is a city in and the state capital of the state of Alaska, and according to official US Census Bureau estimates gathered in 2007 the population of the city was just over 30,000. It is larger than the states of Rhode Island and Delaware combined and, more recently, talks of replacing Juneau as the state capital have emerged, though no consensus has been reached regarding the shift. Interestingly, Downtown Juneau sits at sea level, though immediately behind the city sits mountains that extend upwards of 4,000 feet and more.
It was named after gold prospector Joe Juneau, though for some time after its founding it was known as Rockwell and, later, Harrisburg. It has actually been the capital of the state of Alaska since 1906, when it was known as the Alaska Territory and was originally a municipality. The municipality unified in 1970 when Juneau merged with the city of Douglas. Prior to becoming a state, Juneau had long served as a territorial capital of sorts; the Alaska State Capitol, in downtown Juneau, was originally built as the Federal and Territorial Building in 1931 and originally housed federal government offices, the federal courthouse as well as the post office. Today, of course, the building houses the state government and affiliated offices.
During the summer months temperatures typically hit around 64 degrees during the day, with lows often dropping down to around 48 degrees overnight. During the winter months, however, temperatures typically hit around 30 degrees during the day, with lows typically dropping down to around 20 degrees overnight, and snowfall is heavy during the winter months. Juneau is inaccessible via road, which means that, like any transportation services to or from any city in Alaska, your vehicle will likely need to be ferried to or from the city, which can add to the price as well as to the transit time.
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