Prince of Wales Island


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Prince of Wales Island,

2,231 sq mi (5,778 sq km), off SE Alaska; largest island of the Alexander Archipelago. The island is heavily forested, but has little arable land, no source of freshwater, and no available areas for ship docking. Many of the islanders left when the pearl-shell industry, once profitable, declined after the 1950s.

Prince of Wales Island,

c.12,800 sq mi (33,150 sq km), Nunavut Territory, Canada, between Victoria and Somerset islands. The low tundra-covered island has an irregular coastline and is deeply indented by Ommanney Bay and Browne Bay.

Prince of Wales Island

 

an island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, located northwest of Boothia Peninsula. Part of Canada’s Northwest Territories, Prince of Wales Island covers an area of 33,200 sq km. It is composed primarily of limestones and has elevations of up to 254 m. The island has tundra vegetation.

Prince of Wales Island

1. an island in N Canada, in Nunavut. Area: about 36 000 sq. km (14 000 sq. miles)
2. an island in SE Alaska, the largest island in the Alexander Archipelago. Area: about 4000 sq. km (1500 sq. miles)
3. an island in NE Australia, in N Queensland in the Torres Strait
4. the former name (until about 1867) of the island of Penang
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