From Natural History of Southeast Alaska
|Locally Used Name||Baranof Island|
|USGS Maps||Sitka, Port Alexander|
|Access Summary||Primary access via ferry or jet to Sitka on the western side of the island. Access to other parts of the island via boat or float plane primarily from Sitka.|
|Max Elevation||5390 ft|
|Adjacent Landforms||Sitka Sound, Gulf of Alaska, Chatham Strait|
The populated city of Sitka (as opposed to the City and Borough boundaries) lies primarily on Baranof Island. The island is 1607 square miles, roughly the size of Deleware.