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Prince Edward County is a single-tier municipality and a census division of the Canadian province of Ontario. A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... Outline map of Canadas Census Divisions in 2001 Note: This page refers only to subdivisions in Canada. ... Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ...

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Geography and demographics

A map of Prince Edward County

Prince Edward County is located on a large irregular headland or littoral at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, just west of the head of the St. Lawrence River. This headland (officially named Prince Edward County in 1792[1]) is surrounded on the north and east by the Bay of Quinte; as the Murray Canal now connects the bay to Lake Ontario across the only land connection, the county could technically be considered an island. Bay redirects here. ... A littoral is the region near the shoreline of a body of fresh or salt water. ... Lake Ontario, bounded on the north by the Canadian province of Ontario and on the south by Ontarios Niagara Peninsula and by New York State, USA, is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ... The Saint Lawrence River (French fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large west-to-east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Bay of Quinte is on the northern shore of Lake Ontario. ...


According to the 2006 Census, Prince Edward has a population of 25,496 over an area of 1050.14 square kilometers.


The county's relatively mild climate due to the influence of Lake Ontario, has led to the establishment of about 50 vineyards and close to a dozen wineries. The influence of Lake Ontario, also results in heavier snowfall than surrounding counties. A common vineyard. ... Wine Barrels A winery is a facility where fruit, usually grapes, is processed into wine. ...


History

The county was created by Upper Canada's founding lieutenant-governor John Graves Simcoe July 16, 1792 and named after Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent (the fourth son of King George III) who was commander-in-chief of British North America. Flag Map of Upper Canada (orange) Capital Newark 1792 - 1797 York(later renamed Toronto in 1834) 1797 - 1841 Language(s) English Religion Anglican Government Constitutional monarchy Sovereign  - 1791-1820 George III  - 1837-1841 Victoria Lieutenant-Governor See list of Lieutenant-Governors Legislature Parliament of Upper Canada  - Upper house Legislative Council... John Graves Simcoe (February 25, 1752 – October 26, 1806) was the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada (modern-day southern Ontario plus the watersheds of Georgian Bay and Lake Superior) from 1791-1796. ... is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1792 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... His Royal Highness The Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (2 November 1767 - 23 January 1820) was the fourth son of King George III and the father of Queen Victoria. ... George III redirects here. ... British North America consisted of the loyalist colonies and territories (i. ...


Some of the earliest United Empire Loyalist settlements in Ontario were set up here shortly after the American Revolution. The county was originally composed of three townships named in honor of three of George III's daughters. The name United Empire Loyalists is given to those American Loyalists who resettled in British North America and other British Colonies as an act of fealty to King George III after the British defeat in the American Revolutionary War. ... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen...


For many years Prince Edward County has been closely associated with the wholly mainland Hastings County. Its longtime militia unit has been The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment (locally known as the Hasty Ps), whose most famous member was Farley Mowat. This noted nature author wrote And No Birds Sang about his experiences with the Hasty Ps during the Second World War's Italian Campaign. Categories: Stub | Ontario counties and regions ... Lebanese Kataeb militia The term Militia is commonly used today to refer to a military force composed of ordinary [1] citizens to provide defense, emergency, law enforcement, or paramilitary service, and those engaged in such activity, without being paid a regular salary or committed to a fixed term of service. ... The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment is a reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces. ... For the Sea Shepherd ship, see RV Farley Mowat. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Combatants  United Kingdom Indian Empire  United States Poland  Brazil  New Zealand  Canada  Free French  South Africa Italy  (after September 8th) Italian Resistance  Germany Italy  (until 8 September 1943) RSI  (until 25 April 1945) Commanders C-in-C AFHQ: Dwight D. Eisenhower (until January 1944) Henry Maitland Wilson (Jan to Dec...


In 1998, all of the former municipalities in Prince Edward County amalgamated to form a single-tier municipality as part of province wide municipal restructuring.


Government

Despite the official name of the municipality, Prince Edward is not a county by the standard Ontario definition, as a single level of government handles all municipal services. The county seat is located in Picton. A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Picton Harbour in the winter Picton is a town and the county seat of Prince Edward County in central Ontario, Canada. ...


Landscape

Prince Edward County is a very rural area but full of natural resources which its residents enjoy. The landscape is very rural with little to no development, although since it is a very popular tourist destination much work is going into developing the retail and seasonal sections of the economy. Since it is an island it is surrounded by fresh water, meaning beaches, boating, swimming, and other water sports abound. This island also has several lakes in it - Roblin Lake, Consecon Lake, Fish Lake, Lake-on-the-Mountain, East Lake and West Lake. By West Lake is the Sandbanks Provincial Park, which has a very spacious long, sandy beach as well as enormous sand dunes. Many places are swampy and there are some hills but mostly the land is flat. The soil is sandy and there are many trees and forests around.


Activities

Prince Edward County, which attracts many tourists in the summer, is known for Sandbanks Provincial Park and North Beach Provincial Park, the Black Creek Cheese Factory, and Bergeron's Animal Sanctuary. There is also a committee that has been together since 2000 working on building a million-dollar concrete skate park and playground facility in this small area. They hope this project will boost morale in the area as well as be something beneficial to the youth and local residents. No. 851 Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets makes their home at Macauly Mountain Conservation Area to the south of Picton. Sandbanks Provincial Park The Sandbanks Provincial Park is a park at the Lake Ontario in Canada. ... Royal Canadian Air Cadets (RCAirC) is a Canadian national youth program for persons aged 12 to 18. ...


Former municipalities

Source: Province of Ontario -- A History 1615 to 1927 by Jesse Edgar Middletwon & Fred Landon, copyright 1927, Dominion Publishing Company, Toronto Ameliasburgh is a historic township in southern Ontario, one of the three original townships that formed Prince Edward County. ... For other persons known as Princess Amelia, see Princess Amelia The Princess Amelia (7 August 1783 - 2 November 1810), was a member of the British Royal Family. ... Sir Peregrine Maitland (July 6, 1777–May 30, 1854) was a British soldier and colonial administrator. ... The Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh (25 April 1776 - 30 April 1857) was a member of the British Royal Family, the eleventh child and fourth daughter of King George III. // Early life Princess Mary was born, on 25 April 1776, at Buckingham Palace, London. ... Sophiasburgh is a historic township in southern Ontario, one of the three original townships that formed Prince Edward County. ... The Princess Sophia (Sophia Matilda; 2 November 1777 - 27 May 1848) was a member of the British Royal Family, the twelfth child and fifth daughter of George III. // The Princess Sophia was born at Buckingham Palace, London. ... The Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh (25 April 1776 - 30 April 1857) was a member of the British Royal Family, the eleventh child and fourth daughter of King George III. // Early life Princess Mary was born, on 25 April 1776, at Buckingham Palace, London. ... Picton Harbour in the winter Picton is a town and the county seat of Prince Edward County in central Ontario, Canada. ... Wellington is a small town in between Bloomfield and Consecon in prince edward county. ...


Notable residents

  • Fred Morton, Local Oil Burner Technician

See also

In the Canadian province of Ontario, there are three different types of census divisions: single-tier municipalities, upper-tier municipalities (which can be regional municipalities or counties) and districts. ...

External links

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The county is located on a large peninsula (more like an island) in the northeast corner of Lake Ontario, and it offers you a patchwork of quiet country roads, dramatic vistas, uninterrupted views of Lake Ontario, a series of interesting towns, a rich local history, and even a couple of great bike shops.
There are places in Prince Edward County where you can find yourself riding next to the largest anchorage on Lake Ontario, two wildlife reserves, and three provincial parks, one of which is home to the largest freshwater sand dunes in the world.
Prince Edward County offers a range of attractions, including historic homes, a number of museums, and geological features such as the aforementioned sand dunes and the oddly situated "Lake on the Mountain".
Prince Edward County, Ontario: Information from Answers.com (469 words)
The Corporation of the County of Prince Edward is a single-tier municipality and a census division of the Canadian province of Ontario.
The county was created by Upper Canada's founding lieutenant-governor John Graves Simcoe July 16, 1792 and named after Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent (the brother of King George III) who was commander-in-chief of British North America.
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