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Prince of Wales Island (United States)

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.

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Prince of Wales Island (Canada)

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.

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