Summerside, Prince Edward Island

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City of Summerside
The waterfront development of Summerside
The waterfront development of Summerside
Motto(s): 
The Garden of the Gulf
Coordinates: Coordinates: 46°23′36″N 63°47′25″W / 46.39333°N 63.79028°W / 46.39333; -63.79028
CountryCanada
ProvincePrince Edward Island
CountyPrince County
Founded1800s
TownApril 1, 1877
CityApril 1, 1995
Government
 • City MayorBasil Stewart
 • CouncillorsBruce MacDougall
Frank Costa
Peter Holman
Jim Steele
Ron Dowling
Jeff Sullivan
Tina Mundy
Cory Thomas
Area
 • Total28.36 km2 (10.95 sq mi)
Elevation
Sea level to 29 m (0 to 95.1 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total14,751
Time zoneUTC-4 (Atlantic (AST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Area code(s)902
WebsiteCity of Summerside Website

Summerside is a city in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island.

The population of Summerside was 14,751 in 2011.[1] The mayor of Summerside is Basil Stewart.

Summerside was incorporated as a town on April 1, 1877, and as a city on April 1, 1995. The largest employer in the city is the Canada Revenue Agency. The city was home to CFB Summerside, an air force base located in the city, but that has since closed. The city is the only municipality in North America that owns its own electric utility and provides its residents with 46% of their energy consumption through green wind energy.[2] The city is home to the Summerside Storm which play in the National Basketball League of Canada. The former post office that is located on Summer Street is a National Historic Site of Canada.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census – Census agglomeration of Summerside, Prince Edward Island". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-12-12.
  2. "The Economic Development Excellence of Summerside". Summerside, Prince Edward Island. Retrieved 2012-12-12.
  3. "Former Summerside Post Office National Historic Site of Canada". National Historic Site of Canada. Retrieved 2012-12-12.

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