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Queens Royalty is the royalty for Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Queens County is a county located in central Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... Motto: Parva Sub Ingenti (The small under the protection of the great) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Charlottetown Largest city Charlottetown Lieutenant-Governor J. Léonce Bernard Premier Pat Binns (PC) Area 5,660 km² (13th) • Land 5,660 km² • Water 0 km² (0%) Population (2004) â...


The township was established as part of the colonial survey of 1764 undertaken by Capt. Samuel J. Holland. It was intended to host the colonial capital of Prince Edward Island and shire town of Queens County, Charlottetown. The township is located on a peninsula bounded by the North (Yorke) River on the west and the East (Hillsborough) River on the east. 1764 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Samuel Holland was a Royal Engineer and first surveyor of St. ... A shire town is another term for county seat or county town, meaning the place a countys government is based. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = CUNABULA FOEDERIS (Birthplace of Confederation) City of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canadas Location. ...


Originally, Charlottetown was unincorporated, therefore the "royalty" and the community were largely synonomous, with many using the term "Charlottetown Royalty". Charlottetown itself was not officially incorporated as a town until 1855 (and then only hosted 6,000 residents) and only became a city in 1885. The municipality's early boundaries (surveyed as 500 residential/commercial land parcels) only occupied a small portion of the township, with the remainder being divided into 12 acre properties, some of which were purchased as farms from the Crown, the remainder being estates or unused lands. 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1885 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... An acre is an English unit of area. ...


The township was subdivided into an East Royalty, Central Royalty, and West Royalty, with the Central Royalty having common grazing land for all residents.


Today, the royalty is almost entirely within the boundaries of the current city of Charlottetown, which has merged various outlying municipalities and rural areas through municipal amalgamation.


Queens Royalty is part of Charlotte Parish.


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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island - definition of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island in Encyclopedia (1124 words)
Charlottetown is a Canadian city and the provincial capital of Prince Edward Island, with a population of 32,245 as of 2001.
The royalty, also chosen as the colonial capital, was named in honour of Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, consort of King George III of the United Kingdom.
In 1982 the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital, named after Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, was opened, followed in 1983 when the national headquarters of the federal Department of Veterans Affairs was moved to Charlottetown as part of a nation-wide federal government decentralization programme.
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