The town's name comes from the Micmac for "little grassy island". The area was at the centre of Acadian settlement in western Prince Edward Island, and 15% of Miscouche's population is francophone. The Mikmaq (also Míkmaq, Micmac; in Quebec, Migmaq) are a First Nations people indigenous to northeastern New England, Canadas Maritimes and the Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec. ... The Acadians (French: Acadiens) are the descendants of the original French settlers of parts of the northeastern region of North America comprising what is now the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. ... Francophone means French-speaking. ...
The landscape and scale of PrinceEdwardIsland lend themselves perfectly to that appeal: beaches for long walks – we have miles; charming inns with fireplaces aplenty; a relaxed and casual atmosphere, of course.
PrinceEdwardIsland is Canada's smallest and greenest province.
Cradled on the waves of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Island is known for the vivid colours of its gently rolling landscape.
The island's namesake is PrinceEdward Augustus, Duke of Kent (1767-1820), the father of Queen Victoria.
PrinceEdwardIsland is the first province in Canada to elect a Premier of non-European descent (Joseph Atallah Ghiz) in 1986.
PrinceEdwardIsland has a high level of political representation, with 4 Members of Parliament, 4 Senators, 27 Members of the Legislative Assembly, 2 cities, 7 towns and 60 incorporated rural communities (having over 500 municipal councillors and mayors) to give a total of 566 elected officials for a population of 138,307 (as of 2006).
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