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Southeast Alaska
Southeast Alaska, colloquially referred to as the Alaska Panhandle or Alaskan Panhandle, is the southeastern portion of the of , bordered to the east by the northern half of the of . The majority of Southeast Alaska's area is part of the , the United States' largest . In many places, the runs along the crest of the of the (see ). The region is noted for its scenery and mild, rainy . The largest cities in the region are , , and . This region is also home to the easternmost town in Alaska, . Geography Southeast Alaska has a land area of , comprising much of the . The largest islands are, from North to South, , , , , and . Major bodies of water of Southeast Alaska include , , , , , , , and . The archipelago is the northern terminus of the , a protected waterway of convoluted passages between islands and fjords, beginning in in state. This was an important travel corridor for , , and Native peoples, as well as gold-rush era steamships. In modern times it is an important rout ...
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Alexander Archipelago
The Alexander Archipelago (russian: Архипелаг Александра), a long archipelago (group of islands) of North America, lies off the southeastern coast of Alaska. It contains about 1,100 islands, the tops of submerged coastal mountains that rise steeply from the Pacific Ocean. Deep channels and fjords separate the islands and cut them off from the mainland. The islands shelter the northern part of the Inside Passage as it winds its way among them. The islands have irregular, steep coasts and dense evergreen and temperate rain forests; most are accessible only by boat or by aeroplane. The vast majority of the islands are part of the Tongass National Forest. In order of land area, the List of islands of the United States by area, largest islands are Prince of Wales Island (Alaska) , Prince of Wales Island, Chichagof Island, Admiralty Island, Baranof Island, Revillagigedo Island, Kupreanof Island, Kuiu Island, Etolin Island, Dall Island, Wrangell Island, Mitkof Isl ...
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