Cardigan, Prince Edward Island

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Coordinates: 46°14′N 62°37′W / 46.233°N 62.617°W / 46.233; -62.617
Country  Canada
Province  Prince Edward Island
Time zone UTC (UTC-6)

Cardigan, Prince Edward Island (2006 pop.: 374) is a Canadian fishing community in eastern Kings County, Prince Edward Island.

Canada's Smallest Library in Cardigan
Cardigan, Prince Edward Island is located in Prince Edward Island
Cardigan, Prince Edward Island
Location of Cardigan in Prince Edward Island

The community is named after James Brudenell, 5th Earl of Cardigan, later Duke of Montague. Situated on the Cardigan River and originally named Cardigan Bridge, the community started and grew as a result of the shipbuilding industry and lumber trade.

Today the community's primary industry is manufacturing, followed by fishing, most notably mussels and clams.

The community is also home to Canada's smallest library.


  • Canada's Smallest Library
  • Cardigan River Heritage Centre
  • Shipbuilding Museum
  • Cape Light Restaurant
  • Cardigan Marina
  • Cardigan Lobster Suppers


46'14"N, 62'37"W[1]


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Coordinates: 46°14′00″N 62°37′00″W / 46.23333°N 62.61667°W / 46.23333; -62.61667 (Cardigan)