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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.



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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
Her Honour The Honourable Antoinette Perry

The Honourable Wade MacLauchlan (Liberal Party)
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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.

Prince Edward Island National Park
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.

Confederation Bridge
Confederation Bridge

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.

See also
Former Lieutenant Governors of Prince Edward Island
Former Premiers of Prince Edward Island
Provinces and Territories of Canada

External Links
Government of Prince Edward Island
Tourism PEI
CALL: 1-800-463-4PEI

Copyright Craig I.W. Marlatt