Juneau is the capital city of Alaska. It is a unified municipality located
on the Gastineau Channel in the Alaskan panhandle and is the 2nd largest city
in the United States by area. It has been the capital of Alaska since 1906,
when the government of the then-District of Alaska was moved from Sitka as
dictated by the U.S. Congress in 1900. The municipality unified on July 1,
1970, when the city of Juneau merged with the city of Douglas and the
surrounding Greater Juneau Borough to form the current home rule municipality.