Prince Edward Island
Situated in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and separated from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick by the shallow Northumberland Strait, Prince Edward Island has a crescent shape and extends for 224 kilometres, with a width ranging from 4 to 60 kilometres. The Island makes up only 0.1% of Canada's total land area, and although the population is only 0.5% of the Canadian total, it is the most concentrated in the country, with nearly 23 persons per square kilometre. In spite of its high density the Island is the most rural province in the nation as only 39.9% of the population is classed as urban.|
Prince Edward Island - immortalized in Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series of children's books. Anne is still on all the license plates today. Tourists come as far as Japan to see the Anne paraphenalia. Another famous child of the island is "Stompin' Tom" Connors.
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- Date Entered the Federation
- July 1, 1873
- Provincial Flower
- Lady's Slipper
- Provincial Bird
- Blue Jay
- Parva Sub Ingenti
- "The small under the protection of the great"
- 143 445 (2011)
- 5660 sq km
- Lieutenant Governor
- His Honour The Honourable Frank Lewis
- The Honourable Wade MacLauchlan (Liberal Party)
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|Prince Edward Island National Park|
Landscapes change dramatically in Canada's Prince Edward Island National Park, from the sand dunes shown here, to cliffs and marshes in other parts of the park.
The 12.9 kilometre Confederation Bridge joins Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island and Cape Jourimain, New Brunswick and is the longest bridge over ice covered waters in the world. This historic bridge, which opened on May 31, 1997 brings a new age of transportation to Atlantic Canada. The Bridge carries two lanes of traffic 24 hours a day, seven days a week and takes approximately 10 minutes to cross at normal travelling speeds. For more information see the Confederation Bridge Website.
Former Lieutenant Governors of Prince Edward Island
Former Premiers of Prince Edward Island
Provinces and Territories of Canada
Government of Prince Edward Island