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Juneau ("JOO-noh") is the capital city of Alaska, located in the state's Southeastern region, with a population of about 30,000 and an area bigger than Rhode Island or Delaware. It has been the capital of Alaska since 1906, when the government of the then-Alaska Territory was moved from Sitka.

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  1. Juneau is home to Alaska’s oldest operating hotel, The Alaskan, which was built the year Alaska became a territory.
  2. Juneau was named for gold prospector Joseph “Joe” Juneau, who, along with Richard Harris, found gold nuggets in Snow Slide Gulch.
  3. Juneau is the only state capital in the United States with no road connecting the city to the rest of state or to the rest of North America
  4. Juneau is the capital of Alaska, and larger in size than the State of Delaware.
  5. Juneau is only 45 miles from end to end, but has over 130 miles of hiking trails.

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