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Prince of Wales Island, Alaska

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For other islands named after the Prince of Wales, see Prince of Wales Island

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Prince of Wales Island is the third largest island of the USA, after Hawai‘i and Kodiak Island. It is one of the islands of the Alexander Archipelago lying off the southern end of the Alaskan mainland, USA. The island is in the Prince of Wales - Outer Ketchikan Census Area.

The island is 135 miles (215 km) long, 45 miles (72 km) wide and has an area of 2,577 sq mi (6,675 km²), slightly larger than the State of Delaware.

The island is covered by the Tongass National Forest. It is the main homeland of the Kaigani Haida people, and the only home of the Prince of Wales Flying Squirrel Glaucomys sabrinus griseifrons.

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