Prince Edward Island

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Prince Edward Island
Île-du-Prince-Édouard (French)
[[File:|85px|alt=|Coat of arms of Prince Edward Island]]
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: Latin: Parva sub ingenti
(The small protected by the great)
Capital Charlottetown
Largest city Charlottetown
Largest metro Charlottetown
Official languages English (de facto)
Demonym Prince Edward Islander, Islander
Government
Type
Lieutenant Governor Frank Lewis
Premier Robert Ghiz (Liberal)
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island
Federal representation (in Canadian Parliament)
House seats 4 of 308 (1.3%)
Senate seats 4 of 105 (3.8%)
Confederation July 1, 1873 (8th)
Area [1] Ranked 13th
Total 5,660 km2 (2,190 sq mi)
Land 5,660 km2 (2,190 sq mi)
Water (%) 0 km2 (0 sq mi) (0%)
Proportion of Canada 0.1% of 9,984,670 km2
Population  Ranked 10th
Total (2011) 140,204 [2]
Density (2011) 24.77 /km2 (64.2 /sq mi)
GDP  Ranked 10th
Total (2009) C$4.75 billion[3]
Per capita C$31,278 (13th)
Abbreviations
Postal PE
ISO 3166-2 CA-PE
Time zone UTC-4
Postal code prefix C
Flower Pink Lady's Slipper
Tree Red Oak
Bird Blue Jay
Website www.gov.pe.ca
Rankings include all provinces and territories
Location of Prince Edward Island (in red, inside red circle) in Canada (in white)

Prince Edward Island (or Île-du-Prince-Édouard in French) is a province in Canada. It is the smallest of Canada's ten provinces. Most of the people on Prince Edward Island speak English. Prince Edward Island was named for the son of King George lll of Britain. This province is 224 km (139 miles) long and 4 to 60 kilometers (2.5 to 37 miles). The capital, and also the largest city is Charlottetown.

History[change | change source]

Prince Edward Island joined Canada in 1873.

Culture[change | change source]

Prince Edward Island is known for being the location for novels written by Lucy Maud Montgomery including Anne of Green Gables.

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