Prince Edward County, Ontario
|County of Prince Edward|
|County||none (Single-tier municipality)|
|• Mayor||Robert Leighton Quaiff|
|• Federal riding||Prince Edward—Hastings|
|• Prov. riding||Prince Edward—Hastings|
|• Land||1,050.45 km2 (405.58 sq mi)|
|• Density||24.0/km2 (62/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
Prince Edward County is a county in Ontario, Canada. It is in Southern Ontario near the eastern end of Lake Ontario. The Bay of Quinte is north and east of the county. The county covers 1,050.45 square kilometers (405.58 square miles). According to the 2011 census, the county had a population of 25,258.
Prince Edward County is a single-tier municipality, which means it is not divided into townships and cities. There are several unincorporated communities in the county, including Picton, where the county government is based.
Prince Edward County is popular with tourists. Because it is on a lake, water sports like canoeing and sailing are very popular. The Sandbanks Provincial Park is near Picton; it is the world's largest fresh water sand bar and dune system.