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Prince of Wales Island

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Location

55 ° 37' 55" N,
132 ° 54' 27" W

Region

Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA)

Length

135 mi (217.26 km)

Elevation

1014 ft (309.07 m)

Uses

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About

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.