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Encyclopedia > Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island
Île-du-Prince-Édouard
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: Parva Sub Ingenti
(Latin: The Small Protected By The Great)
Capital Charlottetown
Largest city Charlottetown
Official languages English
Government
- Lieutenant-Governor Barbara Oliver Hagerman
- Premier Robert Ghiz (Liberal)
Federal representation in Canadian Parliament
- House seats 4
- Senate seats 4
Confederation July 1, 1873 (7th)
Area  Ranked 13th
- Total 5,683.56 km² (2,194 sq mi)
- Land 5,683.91 km² (2,195 sq mi)
- Water (%) 0 km² (0 sq mi) (0%)
Population  Ranked 10th
- Total (2007) 138,627 (est.)[1]
- Density 23.9/km² (61.9/sq mi)
GDP  Ranked 10th
- Total (2006) C$4.32 billion[2]
- Per capita C$31,278 (13th)
Abbreviations
- Postal PE
- ISO 3166-2 CA-PE
Time zone UTC-4
Postal code prefix C
Flower Pink Lady's Slipper
Tree Red Oak
Bird Blue Jay
Web site www.gov.pe.ca
Rankings include all provinces and territories

Prince Edward Island (IPA: /ˌprɪnsˌʔɛdwɚdˈʔaɪlɨnd/) (PEI or P.E.I.; French: Île-du-Prince-Édouard; Scottish Gaelic: Eilean a’ Phrionns or Eilean Eòin; Míkmaq: Apekweit or Epikwetk roughly translated "land cradled in the waves") is a Canadian province consisting of an island of the same name. The maritime province is the smallest in the nation in both land area and population (excluding the territories). Greek ἀνταρκτικός, opposite the arctic) is a continent surrounding the Earths South Pole. ... This article is about two South African sub-antarctic islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Prince_Edward_Island. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The flag of Prince Edward Island, Canada, is a banner of the provincial arms. ... 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Prince Edward Island has 135,851 residents[3] collectively referred to as Islanders. It is located in a rectangle defined roughly by 46°–47° N, and 62°–64° 30′ W and at 5,683.91 km² (2,194.57 sq mi) in size,[4] it is the 104th largest island in the world, and Canada's 23rd largest island. The island's namesake is Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent (1767-1820), the father of Queen Victoria. Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... This is a list of islands in the world ordered by area. ... Satellite image of Baffin Island, the largest island in Canada. ... 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. ... Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837, and the first Empress of India from 1 May 1876, until her death on 22 January 1901. ...

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History

Prince Edward Island was originally inhabited by the Mi'kmaq people. They named the island Abegweit, meaning Land Cradled on the Waves. They believed that the island was formed by the Great Spirit placing some dark red clay which was shaped as a crescent on the Blue Waters. Prince Edward Island is a Canadian province consisting of an island of the same name. ... The Mikmaq The Mikmaq (; (also spelled Míkmaq, Migmaq, Micmac or MicMac) are a First Nations people, indigenous to northeastern New England, Canadas Atlantic Provinces, and the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec. ... Abegweit is a Mikmaq First Nation on Prince Edward Island, Canada, with its headquarters in Scotchfort, outside Charlottetown. ...


As part of the French colony of Acadia, the island was called Île Saint-Jean. Roughly one thousand Acadians lived on the island. However, many fled to the island from mainland Nova Scotia during the British-ordered expulsion of Acadians in 1755. Many more were forcibly deported in 1758 when British soldiers, under the command of Colonel Andrew Rollo, were ordered by General Jeffery Amherst to capture the island. In various forms, France had colonial possessions since the beginning of the 17th century until the 1960s. ... Flag History  - Established 1604  - English conquest 1713 Acadia (1754) Acadia (in the French language lAcadie) was the name given to a colonial territory in northeastern North America that included parts of eastern Quebec, the Maritime provinces, and modern-day New England, stretching as far south as Philadelphia. ... The Acadians (French: Acadiens) are the descendants of the 17th-century French colonists who settled in Acadia (located in the Canadian Maritime provinces — Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island — and some of the American state of Maine). ... The Great Upheaval (le Grand Dérangement), also known as the Great Expulsion, The Deportation or the Acadian Expulsion, was the forced population transfer of the Acadian population from Nova Scotia between 1755 and 1763, ordered by British governor Charles Lawrence and the Nova Scotia Council. ... The Acadians (French: Acadiens) are the descendants of the 17th-century French colonists who settled in Acadia (located in the Canadian Maritime provinces — Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island — and some of the American state of Maine). ... Jeffrey Amherst by Joshua Reynolds Jeffrey Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst (sometimes spelled Geoffrey, he himself spelled his name as Jeffery) (January 29, 1717 - August 3, 1797) served as an officer in the British army Born in Sevenoaks, England, he became a soldier aged about 14. ...


The new British colony of "St. John's Island", also known as the "Island of St. John", was settled by "adventurous Victorian families looking for elegance on the sea. Prince Edward Island became a fashionable retreat in the eighteenth century for British nobility".[5]


In 1798, Great Britain changed the colony's name from St. John's Island to Prince Edward Island to distinguish it from similar names in the Atlantic, such as the cities of Saint John and St. John's. The colony's new name honoured the fourth son of King George III, Prince Edward Augustus, the Duke of Kent (1767–1820), who was then commanding British troops in Halifax. Prince Edward was also the father of Queen Victoria. Saint John[3] is the largest city in the province of New Brunswick and the oldest incorporated city in Canada. ... Nickname: Motto: Avancez (Go forward) Coordinates: Country Canada Province Newfoundland and Labrador Established August 5, 1583 by Royal Charter of Queen Elizabeth I Government  - City Mayor Andy Wells  - Governing body St. ... “George III” redirects here. ... 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. ... The City of Halifax (1841-1996) was the capital of the province of Nova Scotia, and the largest city in Atlantic Canada. ... Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837, and the first Empress of India from 1 May 1876, until her death on 22 January 1901. ...


Joining Canada

In September 1864, Prince Edward Island hosted the Charlottetown Conference, which was the first meeting in the process leading to the Articles of Confederation and the creation of Canada in 1867. Prince Edward Island did not find the terms of union favourable and balked at joining in 1867, choosing to remain part of the nation of Great Britain and Ireland. In the late 1860s, the colony examined various options, including the possibility of becoming a discrete dominion unto itself, as well as entertaining delegations from the United States, who were interested in Prince Edward Island joining the United States of America. Delegates of the Charlottetown Convention The Charlottetown Conference was held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island for representatives from the colonies of British North America to discuss Canadian Confederation. ... We dont have an article called Canadian-confederation Start this article Search for Canadian-confederation in. ...


In the early 1870s, the colony began construction of a railway and frustrated by Great Britain's Colonial Office, began negotiations with the United States. In 1873, Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald, anxious to thwart American expansionism and facing the distraction of the Pacific Scandal, negotiated for Prince Edward Island to join Canada. The Federal Government of Canada assumed the colony's railway debts and agreed to finance a buy-out of the last of the colony's absentee landlords to free the island of leasehold tenure and from any new migrants entering the island. Prince Edward Island entered Confederation on July 1, 1873. Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is head of the Government of Canada. ... For other persons named John Alexander Macdonald, see John Alexander Macdonald (disambiguation). ... The Pacific scandal involves the allegations of bribes being taken by Canadas Conservative government of Sir John A. Macdonald. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


As a result of having hosted the inaugural meeting of Confederation, the Charlottetown Conference, Prince Edward Island presents itself as the "Birthplace of Confederation" with several buildings, a ferry vessel, and the Confederation Bridge, the longest bridge over ice covered waters in the world,[6] using the term "confederation" in many ways. The most prominent building in the province with this name is the Confederation Centre of the Arts, presented as a gift to Prince Edward Islanders by the 10 provincial governments and the Federal Government upon the centenary of the Charlottetown Conference, where it stands in Charlottetown as a national monument to the "Fathers of Confederation." Delegates of the Charlottetown Convention The Charlottetown Conference was held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island for representatives from the colonies of British North America to discuss Canadian Confederation. ... Northumberland Ferries Limited (NFL) is a ferry company operating in eastern Canada and headquartered in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. ... The Confederation Bridge (French: Pont de la Confédération) is a bridge spanning the Abegweit Passage of Northumberland Strait, linking Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick, Canada. ... The Confederation Centre of the Arts opened in 1964 as a national monument to Canadas Fathers of Confederation. ...


Geography

Sandstone cliffs at North Cape enshrouded in fog.

Known as the Garden of the Gulf, the island is located in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence west of Cape Breton Island, north of the Nova Scotia peninsula, and east of New Brunswick. Its southern shore forms the Northumberland Strait. The island has two urban areas. The largest surrounds Charlottetown Harbour, situated centrally on the island's southern shore, and consists of the capital city Charlottetown, as well as suburban towns Cornwall and Stratford and a developing urban fringe. A much smaller urban area surrounds Summerside Harbour, situated on the southern shore 40 km (25 mi) west of Charlottetown Harbour, and consists primarily of the city of Summerside. As with all natural harbours on the island, Charlottetown and Summerside harbours are created by rias. This is the coast of Prince Edward Island around Cavendish. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 979 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 979 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Red sandstone interior of Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona, worn smooth due to erosion by flash flooding over millions of years Sandstone is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-size mineral or rock grains. ... North Cape is a cape at the northwestern-most extremity of Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... Bathymetry of the Gulf, with the Laurentian Channel visible Gulf of Saint Lawrence (French: golfe du Saint-Laurent), the worlds largest estuary, is the outlet of North Americas Great Lakes via the Saint Lawrence River into the Atlantic Ocean. ... For other uses, see Cape Breton. ... Map of Nova Scotia highlighting the Nova Scotia peninsula The Nova Scotia peninsula* is a peninsula on the Atlantic coast of North America. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... The Northumberland Strait (French: détroit de Northumberland) is a strait in the southern part of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence in eastern North America. ... Motto: Template:Unhide = CUNABULA FOEDERIS (Birthplace of Confederation) Location City Information Established: 1764 Area: 44. ... Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, Canada was incorporated as a town in 1995 and has a population of about 4400 people. ... The town of Stratford on Prince Edward Island, is located across the Hillsborough Bridge from Charlottetown, the provincial capital. ... The Urban Rural Fringe (or urban hinterland) can be described as the landscape interface between town and country [1], or alternatively as the transition zone where urban and rural uses mix and often clash. ... “km” redirects here. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... Summerside (pop. ... Georges River, in the southern suburbs of Sydney (Australia) is a ria, or drowned river valley. ...

The island's landscape is pastoral: rolling hills, pristine forests, reddish white sand beaches, ocean coves and the famous red soil have given Prince Edward Island a reputation as a province of outstanding natural beauty. The provincial government has enacted a number of laws that attempt to preserve the landscape through regulation, although the lack of consistent enforcement and absence of province-wide zoning and land-use planning has resulted in some aesthetically displeasing development in recent years. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 982 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 982 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Photograph of the boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ, USA, taken August 2003. ... Prince Edward Island National Park is a Canadian National Park located on Prince Edward Island. ... Greenwich is an unincorporated Canadian rural community located in eastern Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... A typical zoning map; this one identifies the zones, or development districts, in the city of Ontario, California Zoning is a North American term for a system of land-use regulation. ... Land use is also often used to refer to the distinct land use types in Zoning. ...


The island's lush landscape has had a strong bearing not only on its economy but also its culture. Author Lucy Maud Montgomery, drew inspiration from the land during the late Victorian Era for the setting of her classic novel Anne of Green Gables. Today, many of the same qualities that Montgomery and others found in the Island are enjoyed by tourists who visit during all seasons. They enjoy a variety of leisure activities, including beaches, various golf courses, eco-tourism adventures, and simply touring the countryside and enjoying cultural events in local communities around the island. Lucy Maud Montgomery Lucy Maud Montgomery, (always called Maud by family and friends) and publicly known as L. M. Montgomery, (November 30, 1874–April 24, 1942) was a Canadian author, best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables. ... Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her accession to the Throne, 20 June 1837) gave her name to the historic era The Victorian era of the United Kingdom marked the height of the British Industrial Revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ... Anne of Green Gables is a book written by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery; it was first published in 1908. ... Beaches is a 1988 movie adapted by Mary Agnes Donoghue from the novel Beaches by Iris Rainer Dart. ... This article is about the sport of golf. ... Ecotourism essentially means ecological tourism, where ecological has both environmental and social connotations. ...

Rolling hills characterise a significant portion of the island's landscape.

The smaller rural communities as well as the towns and villages throughout the province proudly retain a slower-paced, old world flavour, something that factors heavily into Prince Edward Island's popularity as a destination for relaxation. The popular Canadian television show, Road to Avonlea, was filmed on Prince Edward Island and, according to creator David McHewen, no film sets were required. Most rural communities on Prince Edward Island are based on small-scale agriculture, given that the size of farm properties is quite small when compared with other areas in Canada. There is an increasing amount of industrial farming as older farm properties are consolidated and modernized. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Road to Avonlea focuses equally on its child and adult characters. ... Small-scale agriculture is an alternative to factory farming or more broadly, intensive agriculture or unsustainable farming methods that are prevalent in primarily first world countries. ...

The coast of Prince Edward Island around Cavendish.

The coastline of the island consists of a combination of long beaches, dunes, red sandstone cliffs, salt water marshes and numerous bays and harbours. The beaches, dunes and sandstone cliffs consist of sedimentary rock and other material with a high iron concentration which oxidizes upon exposure to the air. The geological properties of a white silica sand found at Basin Head are unique in the province; the sand grains cause a scrubbing noise as they rub against each other when walked on, aptly named the singing sands. Large dune fields on the north shore can be found on barrier islands at the entrances to various bays and harbours. The magnificent sand dunes at Greenwich are of particular significance. The shifting, parabolic dune system is home to a variety of birds and rare plants and is also a site of significant archeological interest. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2848x2136, 2896 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Prince Edward Island User:Fundamentaldan Geography of Prince Edward Island Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2848x2136, 2896 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Prince Edward Island User:Fundamentaldan Geography of Prince Edward Island Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added... For other uses, see Beach (disambiguation). ... This article is about sand formations. ... Red sandstone interior of Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona, worn smooth due to erosion by flash flooding over millions of years Sandstone is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-size mineral or rock grains. ... This article is about marsh, a type of wetland. ... The bay at San Sebastián, Spain A headland is an area of land adjacent to water on three sides. ... For other uses, see Harbor (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Iron (disambiguation). ... The most fundamental reactions in chemistry are the redox processes. ... Basin Head is a popular beach located in Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... This article is about the sand formations, for other meanings see Dune (disambiguation) Mesquite Flat Dunes in Death Valley National Park In physical geography, a dune is a hill of sand built by eolian (wind-related) processes. ... Greenwich is an unincorporated Canadian rural community located in eastern Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ...


Demographics

While Prince Edward Island is the most densely populated province in Canada, there are 32 cities and towns with a larger population than Prince Edward Island. According to the 2001 Canadian census,[7] the largest ethnic group in Prince Edward Island is Scottish (38.0%), followed by English (28.7%), Irish (27.9%), French (21.3%), German (4.0%), and Dutch (3.1%) - although almost half of all respondents also identified their ethnicity as "Canadian." Demographics of the province of Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... The table below lists the 100 largest municipalities in Canada by population, using data from the Canada 2006 census for census subdivisions. ... This article is about the Scottish as an ethnic group. ... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ...

Population of Prince Edward Island since 1851
Year Population Mean annual* 5-year* 10-year* Rank**
1851 62,678 5
1861 80,857 2.6 29.0
1871 94,021 1.5 16.3
1881 108,891 1.5 15.8
1891 109,078 0.017 0.2 6
1901 103,259 −0.55 -5.3 7
1911 93,728 −0.96 -9.2 9
1921 88,615 −0.56 -5.4
1931 88,038 −0.065 -0.7
1941 95,047 0.77 8.0
1951 98,429 0.35 3.6 10
1956 99,285 0.17 0.9
1961 104,629 1.1 5.4 6.3
1966 108,535 0.74 3.7 9.3
1971 111,635 0.56 2.9 6.7
1976 118,225 1.2 5.9 8.9
1981 122,506 0.7 3.6 9.7
1986 126,640 0.67 3.4 7.1
1991 129,765 0.49 2.5 5.9
1996 134,557 0.73 3.7 6.3
2001 135,294 0.11 0.5 4.2
2006 135,851 NA 0.4 NA

* Percentage change.
** among provinces.
† Preliminary 2006 census estimate.

Source: Statistics Canada [8][9] Statistics Canada (French: Statistique Canada) is the Canadian federal government department commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society, and culture. ...


Communities

See also: List of communities in Prince Edward Island
Ten largest municipalities by population
Municipality 2001 1996
Charlottetown 32,245a 32,531
Summerside 14,654b 15,525
Stratford 6,314 5,869
Cornwall 4,412 4,291
Lot 34 2,344 2,180
Montague 1,945 1,995
Lot 1c 1,900 1,936
Lot 65 1,829 1,595
Lot 19 1,775 1,759
Lot 2d 1,720 1,766
a Agglomerated population: 58,358.
b Agglomerated population: 16,200.
c Tignish and surrounding area.
d St. Louis/Elmsdale area.

Communities of the Province of Prince Edward Island, Canada See also List of Prince Edward Island lots Alberton, Prince Edward Island Borden, Prince Edward Island Breadalbane, Prince Edward Island Cavendish, Prince Edward Island Central Bedeque, Prince Edward Island Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Cornwall, Prince Edward Island Foxley River, Prince Edward... Motto: Template:Unhide = CUNABULA FOEDERIS (Birthplace of Confederation) Location City Information Established: 1764 Area: 44. ... Summerside (pop. ... The town of Stratford on Prince Edward Island, is located across the Hillsborough Bridge from Charlottetown, the provincial capital. ... Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, Canada was incorporated as a town in 1995 and has a population of about 4400 people. ... Lot 34 is a township in Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... Motto: Prosper Fair Montague Country Canada Province Prince Edward Island County Kings County Founded 1732 Government  - Mayor Pat McGowan  - Deputy Mayor John MacFarlane  - Councillors David Mabon, Niall MacKay, Wilbur Naddy , Peter Doucette , Rick Beck  - CAO Robin Campbell Area  - Town 3. ... Lot 1 is a Canadian township comprising the northwestern tip of Prince County, Prince Edward Island. ... Lot 65 is a township in Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... Lot 19 is a township in Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... Lot 2 is a township in Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ...

Economy

Fisheries form one of the major industries of Prince Edward Island.

The provincial economy is dominated by the seasonal industries of agriculture, tourism, and the fishery. The province is limited in terms of heavy industry and manufacturing. Although commercial deposits of minerals have not been found, exploration for natural gas beneath the eastern end of the province has resulted in the discovery of an as yet undisclosed quantity of gas. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 476 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 476 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A fishery (plural: fisheries) is an organized effort by humans to catch fish or other aquatic species, an activity known as fishing. ... This article is about the fossil fuel. ...


Agriculture remains the dominant industry in the provincial economy, as it has since colonial times. During the twentieth century, potatoes have replaced mixed farming as the leading cash crop, accounting for one-third of provincial farm income. The province currently accounts for a third of Canada's total potato production, producing approximately 1300 million kg annually.[10] Comparatively, the state of Idaho produces approximately 6200 million kg annually, with a population approximately 9.5 times greater than PEI.[11] PEI is a major producer of seed potatoes, exporting to more than twenty countries around the world.[10] “Kg” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English [1] Capital Boise Largest city Boise Largest metro area Boise metropolitan area Area  Ranked 14th  - Total 83,642 sq mi (216,632 km²)  - Width 305 miles (491 km)  - Length 479 miles (771 km)  - % water 0. ... “Kg” redirects here. ...


Many of the province's coastal communities rely upon shellfish harvesting, particularly lobster fishing[12] as well as oyster fishing and mussel farming. Lobster fishing is the commercial or recreational harvesting of marine Lobsters or Spiny lobsters. ... For other uses, see Oyster (disambiguation). ... Subclasses Pteriomorpha (marine mussels) Palaeoheterodonta (freshwater mussels) Heterodonta (zebra mussels) The term mussel is used for several families of bivalve molluscs inhabiting lakes, rivers, and creeks, as well as intertidal areas along coastlines worldwide. ...

The Confederation Bridge helped link PEI to New Brunswick.

Prince Edward Island's transportation network has traditionally revolved around its seaports – Charlottetown, Summerside, Borden, Georgetown, and Souris – all linked to its railway system, and airports (Charlottetown and Summerside) for communication with mainland North America. The railway system was abandoned by CN in 1989 in favour of an agreement with the federal government to improve major highways. Until 1997, the province was linked by two passenger-vehicle ferry services to the mainland: one, provided by Marine Atlantic, operated year-round between Borden and Cape Tormentine, New Brunswick; the other, provided by Northumberland Ferries Limited, operates seasonally between Wood Islands and Caribou, Nova Scotia. A third ferry service provided by CTMA operates seasonally between Souris and Cap-aux-Meules, Quebec and connects with Quebec's Magdalen Islands. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1310x692, 169 KB) Summary Author: en:User:Ewok Slayer Description: Confederation Bridge, linking New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island Source: Uploaded as en:Image:Confederation Bridge PEI.jpg on November 18, 2005 Licensing File links The following pages link to this... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1310x692, 169 KB) Summary Author: en:User:Ewok Slayer Description: Confederation Bridge, linking New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island Source: Uploaded as en:Image:Confederation Bridge PEI.jpg on November 18, 2005 Licensing File links The following pages link to this... The Confederation Bridge (French: Pont de la Confédération) is a bridge spanning the Abegweit Passage of Northumberland Strait, linking Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick, Canada. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... CN redirects here, as its the most common usage of the abbreviation in Canada; for more uses, see CN (disambiguation). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, circa 1945. ... Marine Atlantic ferry ports and current routes Marine Atlantic Inc. ... Borden-Carleton is a Canadian village located on the south shore of Prince Edward Island, fronting on the Northumberland Strait. ... Cape Tormentine is the name for a cape which extends into the Northumberland Strait in southeastern New Brunswick, forming the easternmost point in the province. ... Northumberland Ferries Limited (NFL) is a ferry company operating in eastern Canada and headquartered in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. ... Wood Islands ( ) is a Canadian rural farming and fishing community located in southeastern Queens County, Prince Edward Island on the Northumberland Strait. ... Caribou is a small Canadian rural community in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. ... The Coopérative de transport maritime et aérien (CTMA) is a Canadian transportation company operating in Quebec and Prince Edward Island. ... Souris is a town located on the eastern part of the Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... Cap-aux-Meules is an unincorporated Canadian community located on ÃŽle du Cap aux Meules in Quebecs Magdalen Islands. ... The Magdalen Islands The Magdalen Islands (French, ÃŽles de la Madeleine) form a small archipelago in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence with a land area of 205. ...


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Education

Prince Edward Island is home to one provincial university, the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), located in Charlottetown. The university was formed from the merger of Prince of Wales College and St. Dunstan's University. UPEI is home to the Atlantic Veterinary College, which offers the region's only veterinary medicine program. The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is a university in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... For the federal electoral district see Canadian city and the provincial capital of Prince Edward Island, with a population of 32,245 as of 2001. ... Prince of Wales College (PWC) is a former university college, which was located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... St. ... The Atlantic Veterinary College is a veterinary school located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ...


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Sport

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Miscellany

  • The island has several nicknames: Epikwetk (Abegweit), a Míkmaq word meaning "Cradled in the Waves"; "Garden of the Gulf" referring to the pastoral scenery and lush agricultural lands throughout the province; and "Birthplace of Confederation", referring to the Charlottetown Conference in 1864. Among some Islanders, it is also referred to as "Potholes Every Inch", a joking reference to PEI's sub-par road conditions in some locations . Another long-standing nickname, "Million Acre Farm", is no longer accurate now that only half of the Island's 1,398,000 acres are cultivated.
  • On August 1, 1758, Jeffery Amherst, commander of the British forces in North America, ordered Colonel Andrew Rollo to capture what is now PEI and expel the remaining Acadians. Rollo Bay is named after the Colonel.
  • Currently 15% of all electricity consumed on the island is generated from renewable energy (largely wind turbines); the provincial government has set renewable energy targets as high as 30-50% for electricity consumed by 2015. Until wind generation, the province has relied on electricity imports on a submarine cable from New Brunswick. A thermal oil-fired generating station in Charlottetown is also available; PEI has the highest electricity rates in Canada.
  • In recent decades, the province has shown statistically significant and abnormally high rate of diagnosed rare cancers. Health officials, ecologists and environmental activists point to the use of pesticides for industrial potato farming as a primary contaminant.[13] However, the high percentage of smokers, alcohol consumption and the highest obesity rate in Canada would more than likely be a stronger factor than pesticides.[citation needed]
  • Until May 1, 1924, automobiles drove on the left side of the road. [citation needed]
  • The Prince Edward Island Railway (Canadian Government Railways after 1915, CNR after 1918) was a narrow gauge system when it was built in 1873. Converted to standard gauge by 1930, the railway was abandoned province-wide in 1989.
  • The world's fur-farming industry started with fox fur on a farm in Prince County. [citation needed]
  • The province has very strict laws regarding use of road-side signs. Billboards and the use of portable signs are banned. There are standard directional information signs on all roads in the province for various businesses and attractions in the immediate area. Some municipalities' by-laws also restrict the types of permanent signs that may be installed on private property.
  • PEI is the only province yet to ratify the National Building Code of Canada.
  • The Island has recently become home to a small population of a unique form of coyote, closely related to wolves, which evolved in neighbouring Maritime provinces. It is believed the coyotes "landed" on the Island by crossing the ice which had formed in the Northumberland Strait during the winter months. [citation needed]
  • Repeal of prohibition of alcohol was vetoed in 1945 by then Lieutenant Governor B.W. LePage.[14]
  • As a legacy of the Islanders' colonial history, the provincial government enforces extremely strict rules as regards non-resident land ownership. Residents and corporations are limited to maximum holdings of 400 and 1200 hectares (4 and 12 km²) respectively. There are also restrictions on non-resident ownership of shorelines. Recreational properties, the majority of which are owned by non-residents, incur higher property taxation.
  • Among the Canadian provinces during the Second World War, PEI produced the highest per capita voluntary enlistment rate in the armed forces.
  • In 1986, Prince Edward Island is the first province in Canada to elect a premier of partial non-European descent (Joseph Atallah Ghiz). His son was subsequently elected to the post in 2007, the second PEI premier of partial non-European descent.
  • It is also the first province in Canada to elect a female Premier (Catherine Callbeck) in 1993; both the Lieutenant Governor and the Leader of the Official Opposition at that time were also female. British Columbia had a female Premier prior to Callbeck (Rita Johnston), although she did not win a provincial election.
  • Prince Edward Island, along with most rural regions in North America, is experiencing an accelerated rate of youth emigration. The provincial government has projected that public school enrolment will decline by 40% during the 2010s.
  • The provincial government provides consumer protection in the form of regulation for certain items, ranging from apartment rent increases to petroleum products including gas, diesel, propane and heating oil. These are all regulated through the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission (IRAC).[15] IRAC is authorized to limit the number of companies who are permitted to sell petroleum products.
  • Prince Edward Island has Canada's highest provincial retail sales tax rate, currently (2007) set at 10%. The tax is applied to almost all goods and services except some clothing, food and home heating fuel. The tax is also applied to the Federal Goods and Services Tax.
  • Prince Edward Island has a three-tier waste management system called Waste Watch, operated by the Island Waste Management Corporation, a Crown Corporation. The program is mandatory and has reduced the amount of waste on the island by 64%.[16] Consequently, the province is a national leader in waste diversion and recycling.
  • Until January 1, 2008 it is illegal to sell canned carbonated beverages such as pop in which it was banned in 1984. Beer sold in cans was banned in 1976, however the ban is to be lifted as early as the Summer of 2007.[17][18] The new Provincial Government, led by Robert Ghiz, has put an indefinite delay on the transition to canned beverages.
  • The province only requires license plates on the rear of motorized vehicles. Many vehicles have novelty plates, or plates advertising car dealerships, on the front.
  • Prince Edward Island has a high level of political representation, with four Members of Parliament, four Senators, 27 Members of the Legislative Assembly and two cities, seven towns and sixty incorporated rural communities yielding over five hundred municipal councillors and mayors. This give a total of 566 elected officials for a population (as of 2006) of 135,851.
  • Prince Edward Island is twinned with County Monaghan in the Republic of Ireland.
  • Prince Edward Island became the site of the first ever American military intrusion of foreign land[citation needed] in 1775, when the settlement of Charlottetown was raided by a pair of American employed privateers.[19]
  • In his Dies the Fire novels, set in a post-catastrophic world where electronics, gunpowder, internal combustion and steam-power stop working on March 18th, 1998, author S. M. Stirling has Prince Edward Island - because of its isolation, small population and very, very good luck - as basically the only area of the North American East Coast to survive 'The Change' with any kind of civilisation intact. PEI then becomes part of a reconstructed Greater British Empire and the seedbed for recolonisation of that side of the continent over future generations.

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Footnotes

  1. ^ Canada's population estimates 2007-09-27. Statistics Canada. Retrieved on 2007-09-27.
  2. ^ Gross domestic product, expenditure-based, by province and territory
  3. ^ Statistics Canada (March 2006). 2006 Census population and dwelling counts. Retrieved on 2007-03-13.
  4. ^ Statistics Canada (March 2007). 2006 Census population and dwelling counts. Retrieved on 2007-03-13.
  5. ^ PEI history (Government of Canada).
  6. ^ The Confederation Bridge (official website).
  7. ^ Statistics Canada (2002). Population of Canada's Provinces. Retrieved on 2007-04-03.
  8. ^ PEI population trend (Statistics Canada).
  9. ^ Population urban and rural, by province and territory (Statistics Canada, 2005).
  10. ^ a b PEI Potato, potato production figures.
  11. ^ Idaho Potator Production
  12. ^ Lobster Fishing (PEIonline).
  13. ^ The Globe and Mail (December 06). Pesticides are what's killing our kids. Retrieved on 2007-04-03.
  14. ^ Repeal of prohibition (PEI Government).
  15. ^ Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission (PEI Government).
  16. ^ Island Waste Management Corporation - Waste reduction (PEI Government).
  17. ^ Government of PEI. PEI Bans the Can. Retrieved on 2007-04-03.
  18. ^ CBC. End to can ban receives full support of legislature. Retrieved on 2007-04-27.
  19. ^ PEI Provincial Government. Historical Milestones. Retrieved on 2007-08-17.

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References

  • Arsenault, Georges. The Island Acadians Charlottetown, P.E.I.: Ragweed, 1989. 296 pp.
  • Baglole, Harry, ed. Exploring Island History: A Guide to the Historical Resources of Prince Edward Island. Belfast, P.E.I.: Ragweed, 1977
  • Bolger, Francis W. P., ed. Canada's Smallest Province: A History of Prince Edward Island. Charlottetown: Prince Edward Island Centennial Comm., 1973. 403 pp.
  • Boyde Beck. Prince Edward Island: An (Un)Authorized History (1996)
  • Bumsted, J. M. Land, Settlement, and Politics on Eighteenth-Century Prince Edward Island. McGill-Queen's U. Press, 1987. 238 pp.
  • Clark, A. H. Three Centuries and the Island. A Historical Geography of Settlement and Agriculture in Prince Edward Island, Canada (1959) very broad look at historical geography
  • Ives, Edward D. Drive Dull Care Away: Folksongs from Prince Edward Island. Charlottetown, P.E.I.: Inst. of Island Studies, 1999. 269 pp.
  • W. Ross Livingston; Responsible Government in Prince Edward Island: A Triumph of Self-Government under the Crown. 1931. online
  • MacKinnon, Wayne. The Life of the Party: A History of the Liberal Party in Prince Edward Island. Summerside: Liberal Party of Prince Edward Island, 1973. 153 pp.
  • MacKinnon, Frank. Church Politics and Education in Canada: The P.E.I. Experience. Calgary, Alta.: Detselig, 1995. 144 pp.
  • Sharpe, Errol. A People's History of Prince Edward Island. Toronto: Steel Rail, 1976. 252 pp.
  • Smitheram, Verner; Milne, David; and Dasgupta, Satadal, ed. The Garden Transformed: Prince Edward Island, 1945-1980. Charlottetown, P.E.I.: Ragweed, 1982. 271 pp.
  • Weale, David and Baglole, Harry. The Island and Confederation: The End of an Era. Summerside, P. E. I.: Williams and Crue, 1973. 166 pp.

External links

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Motto: Template:Unhide = CUNABULA FOEDERIS (Birthplace of Confederation) Location City Information Established: 1764 Area: 44. ... Summerside (pop. ... Communities of the Province of Prince Edward Island, Canada See also List of Prince Edward Island lots Alberton, Prince Edward Island Borden, Prince Edward Island Breadalbane, Prince Edward Island Cavendish, Prince Edward Island Central Bedeque, Prince Edward Island Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Cornwall, Prince Edward Island Foxley River, Prince Edward... Alberton is a Eastern Canadian City found in the western portion of Prince Edward Island. ... Borden-Carleton is a Canadian village located on the south shore of Prince Edward Island, fronting on the Northumberland Strait. ... Breadalbane is a community located in Queens County, Prince Edward Island. ... Cavendish Beach in Prince Edward Island National Park. ... Central Bedeque is a municipality in the Canadian province of population in 2001, according to Statistics Canada, was 186. ... Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, Canada was incorporated as a town in 1995 and has a population of about 4400 people. ... Ellerslie is a small community located in Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... Foxley River is an unincorporated area located in Prince County in the western portion of Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... Freeland, PEI located in Lot 11 Freeland ( ) is an unincorporated area located in Prince County in western Prince Edward Island just north of Ellerslie. ... Georgetown is a town, located at the mouth of the Brudenell River at Cardigan Bay, in Kings County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... Hebron, PEI located in Lot 8 Hebron ( ) is an unincorporated area located in Prince County in western Prince Edward Island just south of OLeary. ... Hunter River ( ) is a village located in Queens County in central Prince Edward Island just south-west of North Rustico. ... Kensington is a town located 15 kilometres northeast of Summerside in Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada; As of 2001, the population was 1,385. ... Knutsford is an unincorporated area, located in Prince County in the western portion of Prince Edward Island, SW. of OLeary, Prince Edward Island. ... Miminegash ( ) is a village located in Prince County in western Prince Edward Island just north-west of Alberton. ... Miscouche is a community in western Prince Edward Island, Canada, located 10 kilometres west of Summerside. ... Motto: Prosper Fair Montague Country Canada Province Prince Edward Island County Kings County Founded 1732 Government  - Mayor Pat McGowan  - Deputy Mayor John MacFarlane  - Councillors David Mabon, Niall MacKay, Wilbur Naddy , Peter Doucette , Rick Beck  - CAO Robin Campbell Area  - Town 3. ... Morell ( ) is a village located in Kings County in eastern Prince Edward Island just east of Bristol. ... Mount Stewart ( ) is a village located in Queens County in central Prince Edward Island just south-west of Morell. ... Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island Murrary Harbour is a small community in Kings County, Prince Edward Island. ... Murray River ( ) is a village located in Kings County in central Prince Edward Island just east of Belfast. ... Image:Nr. ... OLeary is a community in western Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... Souris is a town located on the eastern part of the Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... The town of Stratford on Prince Edward Island, is located across the Hillsborough Bridge from Charlottetown, the provincial capital. ... Tignish is a community in Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countriesAtlas  Politics Portal      Canada is a federation which consists of ten provinces that, with three territories, make up the worlds second largest country in total area. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour Without Sunset (diminishment)) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th - Total 944,735... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (Latin: The Strength of Many Peoples) Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Gordon Barnhart - Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (Split from NWT) (9th (province)) Area  Ranked... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL YT NT NU Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard - Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... This article is about the Canadian province. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English, Canadian Gaelic Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 11 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... This article is about the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about Yukon Territory in Canada. ... For the former United States territory, see Northwest Territory. ... Motto: Nunavut Sannginivut (Inuktitut: Nunavut our strength or Our land our strength) Capital Iqaluit Largest city Iqaluit Official languages Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, French Government - Commissioner Ann Meekitjuk Hanson - Premier Paul Okalik (Consensus government) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 1 (Nancy Karetak-Lindell) - Senate seats 1 (Willie Adams) Confederation... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Prince Edward Island: Visitors Guide: Visitors Guide (177 words)
Prince Edward Island 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.
Prince Edward Island is surrounded by miles of sandy beaches and red sandstone cliffs and is sized just right for touring.
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Prince Edward Island (simply PEI or P.E.I. French, l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard) is a Canadian province situated in the Maritimes.
Known as the "Garden Province", the island is located in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, east of New Brunswick and north of Nova Scotia from which it is separated by the Northumberland Strait.
In September 1864, Prince Edward Island hosted the Charlottetown Conference, which was the first meeting in the process leading to the Articles of Confederation and the creation of Canada in 1867.
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