The City and Borough of Juneau has been the state capital since 1906. The capital was moved there from Sitka with the government of the District of Alaska. Juneau is the second largest city in the USA by area. The area of the city is even larger than that of the state of Rhode Island and the state of Delaware. The current municipality unified on the 1st of July, 1970 after the merger of the city of Juneau with the city of Douglas and the surrounding Greater Juneau Borough.

Downtown Juneau is nestled at the base of Mount Juneau and across the channel from Douglas Island. Approximately 32 thousand people live there now, making Juneau the second most populous city of Alaska. Juneau is actively visited by tourists between May and September. People coming from visiting cruise ships usually notably increase the daily population of the city.

What tourist like most about visiting Juneau is observing the wildlife of this area. There are plenty of opportunities for them to view it, for example from The Mount Roberts Tramway, which lifts visitors 2,000 feet into the air. Almost 300 species of birds, five species of salmon, three species of whales, brown and black bears dwell here and are of a great interest.

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