Prince of Wales Island

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 Alaska

Quick Facts

  • Location: 55 ° 37' 55" N, 132 ° 54' 27" W
  • Region: Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA)
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  • Length: 135 mi (217.26 km)
  • Elevation: 1014 ft (309.07 m)
  • Part of: Alexander Archipelago

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largest island of Alex. Arch.
Prince of Wales Island is the 4th largest island in the United States, 2nd largest island in Alaska, and 97th largest island in the world.

History
According to Baker (1906, p. 511), The earliest use of this name appears to be in the treaty between Great Britain and Russia of February 16-28, 1825; obviously named for the Prince of Wales of England.

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