Charlottetown

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Charlottetown
à Charlottetown
City
City of Charlottetown
The aerial view of Charlottetown
Motto: "Cunabula Foederis"(Latin)
"Birthplace of Confederation"
Coordinates: 46°14′00″N 63°09′00″W / 46.2333333°N 63.15°W / 46.2333333; -63.15Coordinates: 46°14′00″N 63°09′00″W / 46.2333333°N 63.15°W / 46.2333333; -63.15
Country Canada
Province Prince Edward Island
County Queens County
Founded 1764
City April 17, 1855
Government
 • City Mayor Clifford J. Lee
 • Governing body Charlottetown City Council
 • MPs Sean Casey
 • MLAs Robert Mitchell
Doug Currie
Richard Brown
Robert Ghiz
Kathleen Casey
Area
 • City 44.33 km2 (17.1 sq mi)
 • Urban 57.89 km2 (22.35 sq mi)
 • Metro 798.54 km2 (308.32 sq mi)
Elevation Sea level to 49 m (0 to 161 ft)
Population (2011)
 • City 34,562
 • Density 779.7/km2 (2,019/sq mi)
 • Urban 42,602
 • Urban density 735.9/km2 (1,906/sq mi)
 • Metro 64,487
 • Metro density 80.8/km2 (209/sq mi)
 • Dwellings 16,060
Time zone Atlantic (AST) (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 902

Charlottetown is the capital and the largest city of the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island.

The population of Charlottetown was 34,562 in 2011.[1] The mayor of Charlottetown is Clifford J. Lee.

The French were the first European settlers in the area and they founded a settlement in 1720 named Port La Joye. British forces built Fort Amherst near the site of the abandoned Port La Joye settlement after they took control of the settlement and the rest of the island during the height of the French and Indian War. The town is named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, queen consort of the United Kingdom.[2]

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