City of CharlottetownThe City of Charlottetown is a flourishing community of over 32,000 people located on the south shore of Prince Edward Island. Charlottetown is the capital city of Prince Edward Island, and is called the "Birthplace of Confederation" after the historic 1864 Charlottetown Conference that led to Confederation.
The greater Charlottetown area includes: the City of Charlottetown, the Town of Cornwall, and the Town of Stratford. The Town of Cornwall is located on the Trans Canada Highway, just west of Charlottetown. It has a population of 4,677 and covers a land area of 28.1 sq. km. Two-thirds of this area is in active agricultural use. The Town of Stratford is a full service community nestled along the beautiful south shore of Queens County, Prince Edward Island. It's only minutes away from the Island's Capital City of Charlottetown. Stratford covers a land area of 22.1 square km of magnificent water views, with desirable and peaceful neighborhoods of rich rural heritage offering quality of life to its growing population of 7,000.
Prince Edward Island PopulationPrince Edward Island has a population of an estimated 138,519 persons. This represents a yearly increase of approximately 343 persons or 0.25% growth since July 1, 2005. Prince Edward Island is home to two major cities, Charlottetown and Summerside, one university, University of Prince Edward Island, and one college, Holland College.
Within 4 hours drive there are 2.4 million people, 18 cities, 19 universities and 27 community colleges.
Greater Charlottetown area population by Census Agglomeration is 58,358.
History of the City of CharlottetownThe City of Charlottetown was named in honor of Queen Charlotte, wife and consort of King George III of England. Charlottetown was designated the Provincial capital of Prince Edward Island in 1764. The city was incorporated in 1855.
Charlottetown is best known as the Birthplace of Confederation. It was here that the Fathers of Confederation first met in 1864 to discuss the possible union of all British North America into one country. As a result of the Charlottetown Conference, the birth of a nation took place when Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario united to form the Dominion of Canada. PEI did not join this union until 1873 when it needed the nation's financial assistance in order to build a railroad.
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