Baranof Island

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Baranof Island

an island off SE Alaska, in the western part of the Alexander Archipelago. Area: 4162 sq. km (1607 sq. miles)
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Baranof Island

 

an island in the Alexander Archipelago (USA, state of Alaska). Area, 4,162 sq km. Baranof Island has mountains with maximum elevations of 1,432 m, covered with coniferous temperate rain forests. There is fishing (Sal-monidae) and timber logging. The largest settlement, port, and fishing center is Sitka (Novo-Arkhangel’sk), with a population of 3,237 (1960). The island was named in honor of A. A. Baranov.

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