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Prince Edward Island Facts

Quick Facts About the Province of Prince Edward Island

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Updated: 7/23/2014

About Prince Edward Island

The smallest province in Canada, Prince Edward Island is famous for red sand beaches, red soil, potatoes, and the irrepressible Anne of Green Gables. It also is known as the "Birthplace of Confederation." The Confederation Bridge which joins Prince Edward Island to New Brunswick takes just ten minutes to cross, with no wait times.

Location of Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island is in the Gulf of St. Lawrence on the east coast of Canada

Prince Edward Island is separated from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia by the Northumberland Strait

See maps of Prince Edward Island

Area of Prince Edward Island

5,686 sq. km (2,195 sq. miles) (Statistics Canada, 2011 Census)

Population of Prince Edward Island:

140,204 (Statistics Canada, 2011 Census)

Capital City of Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Date Prince Edward Island Entered Confederation

July 1, 1873

Government of Prince Edward Island

Liberal

Last Prince Edward Island Provincial Election

October 3, 2011

Premier of Prince Edward Island

Premier Robert Ghiz

Main Prince Edward Island Industries:

Agriculture, tourism, fishing and manufacturing

See Also:
Canadian Provinces and Territories - Key Facts

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