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Encyclopedia > Alexander Archipelago
A MODIS photograph of the Alexander Archipelago
A MODIS photograph of the Alexander Archipelago

The Alexander Archipelago is an archipelago, or group of islands, off the southeast coast of Alaska. The islands are the tops of the submerged coastal mountains that rise steeply from the Pacific Ocean. Deep channels separate the islands and cut them off from the mainland. The northern part of the Inside Passage winds its way among the islands. Download high resolution version (1050x1400, 528 KB)The Alexander Archipelago. ... Download high resolution version (1050x1400, 528 KB)The Alexander Archipelago. ... Ash plumes on Kamchatka Peninsula, eastern Russia MODIS (Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) is a payload scientific instrument launched into Earth orbit by NASA in 1999 on board the Terra (EOS AM) Satellite, and in 2002 on board the Aqua (EOS PM) satellite. ... An archipelago is a landform which consists of a chain or cluster of islands. ... Official language(s) English Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 1st 663,267 sq mi  1,717,854 km² 808 miles  1,300 km 1,479 miles  2,380 km 13. ... Part of the Inside Passage. ...


The largest islands are Chichagof Island, Admiralty Island, Baranof Island, Wrangell Island, Revillagigedo Island, Kupreanof Island, and Prince of Wales Island. All the islands are rugged, densely forested, and have an abundance of wildlife. Chichagof Island is an island in the Alexander Archipelago of southeastern Alaska, 57°51′ N 135°34′ W. It is 5,398 km² (2,080 sq. ... Admiralty Island is an island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska, at 57°44′N 134°20′W. It is 4310 km² (1,664 sq. ... Baranof Island, also sometimes called Baranov Island or Sitka Island, is an island in the Alexander Archipelago in the Alaska Panhandle, in Alaska. ... This article is about the Alaskan island. ... Revillagigedo Island is an island in the Alexander Archipelago, in southeast Alaska. ... Kupreanof Island is an island in the Alexander Archipelago in southeastern Alaska at 56°48 N 133°25 W. The island is 84 km (52 miles) long and 32 km (20 miles). ... Prince of Wales Island is the third largest island of the USA, after Hawai‘i and Kodiak Island. ...


The Tlingit and Kaigani Haida people are native to the area. The Tsimshian people found on Annette Island are not originally from the area, having immigrated to the region from British Columbia in the late 19th century. A Tlingit totem pole in Ketchikan ca. ... One of the First Nations of Canada, the Haida live on islands off the west coast of North America. ... Members of the Tsimshian tribe enjoying a tea party near Fort Simpson, British Columbia, c. ... Annette Island is an island in Gravina Islands of the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean on the southeastern coast of Alaska. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages none stated in law; English is de facto Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 36 6 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 5th 944,735...


Ketchikan on Revillagigedo Island and Sitka on Baranof Island are the largest towns on the islands. The largest town of the region, Juneau, is actually on the mainland and hence not part of the archipelago. Motto: Nickname: King Salmon Capital of the World Location in Ketchikan Gateway Borough Founded Incorporated County {{{county}}} Borough Ketchikan Gateway Borough Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Bob Weinstein Area  - Total  - Water 10. ... Sitka City and Borough is a borough located on the west side of Baranof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean, in the state of Alaska. ... Juneau redirects here. ...


Tourism, fishing, and logging are the main industries of the islands.


The archipelago was visited by the Russians in 1741 and was later explored by Britain, Spain, and the United States. Control of the islands passed from Russia to the United States with the Alaska Purchase in 1867. The Alaska purchase from Russia by the United States occurred in 1867 at the behest of Secretary of State William Seward. ...


The archipelago received its name from Alexander Baranov, the head of the Russian fur trading company, the Russian-American Company, in the early 1800s. Alexandr Baranov not only played an active role in the Russian-American Company, but he was also the first governor of Russian Alaska. ... The Russian-American Company was a semi-official colonial trading company started by Grigory Shelikhov and Nikolai Rezanov and chartered by tsar Paul I in 1799. ...


 
 

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