Charlottetown

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Charlottetown

à Charlottetown
City of Charlottetown
The aerial view of Charlottetown
The aerial view of Charlottetown
Motto(s): 
"Cunabula Foederis"(Latin)
"Birthplace of Confederation"
Coordinates: Coordinates: 46°14′00″N 63°09′00″W / 46.23333°N 63.15000°W / 46.23333; -63.15000
CountryCanada
ProvincePrince Edward Island
CountyQueens County
Founded1764
CityApril 17, 1855
Government
 • City MayorClifford J. Lee
 • Governing bodyCharlottetown City Council
 • MPsSean Casey
 • MLAsRobert Mitchell
Doug Currie
Richard Brown
Robert Ghiz
Kathleen Casey
Area
 • City44.33 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)
 • City34,562
 • Density779.7/km2 (2,019/sq mi)
 • Urban
42,602
 • Urban density735.9/km2 (1,906/sq mi)
 • Metro
64,487
 • Metro density80.8/km2 (209/sq mi)
 • Dwellings
16,060
Time zoneUTC-4 (Atlantic (AST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Area code(s)902
WebsiteCity of Charlottetown Website

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]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census – Census agglomeration of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-12-12.
  2. "City History". Charlottetown. Retrieved 2012-12-8. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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