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Piltsburg
Пилцбург
Timeline: Russian America

OTL equivalent: Juneau, Alaska
Juneau
City of Poltsburg.
Country Flag of Alaska (Russian America) Alaska
Governorate Flag of Sitka (Russian America) Sitka
Uyezd Piltsburgsky Uyezd
Language
  official
 
Russian (de facto)
  others English, Norwegian, Tlingit
Religion
  main
 
Lutherans
  others Eastern Orthodox, Jews
Ethnic groups
  main
 
Norwegians and Russians
  others English, Finns, Tlingits
Incorporated 1900
Time zone IST (UTC-9)
  summer IST (UTC-8)

Piltsburg (Russian: Пилцбург), occasionally translated as Pilzburg, is the gubernial capital of Sitka. The city was founded in the late 1880s as a consequence of gold being discovered in the area. The city's name is in honor of Georgy Pilz, a German-born engineer who sparked the exploration of the area mineral wealth. As the city of New Archangel was selected to be the federal capital of Alaska, Piltsburg was selected to house the gubernial government of Sitka from the 1950s onward.

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