Central Bedeque

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Central Bedeque
Village
Central Bedeque is located in Prince Edward Island
Central Bedeque
Central Bedeque in Prince Edward Island
Coordinates: 46°20′23″N 63°42′10″W / 46.33977°N 63.70268°W / 46.33977; -63.70268
Country Canada
Province Prince Edward Island
County Prince County
Parish St David's
Lot Lot 26
Adopted 1925
Recognized 1944
Incorporated 1966
Government
 • Chairperson Earl Smith
 • Councillors Donald Barret
Barry Green
 • CAO Doulas MacMurdo
Population (2001)
 • Total 186
Time zone AST
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC)
Canadian postal code C0B 1G0
Area code(s) 902
Telephone Exchange 887
NTS Map 011L05
GNBC Code BAECM

Central Bedeque(2001 pop. 186) is a village in Lot 26, Prince County, Prince Edward Island. The village is north of Borden-Carleton. Its primary industry is agriculture.

History[edit]

The name, Central Bedeque, was first adopted in 1925, and was confirmed in 1944. The village was later established in 1966. Its former names were the Strong's Corner, and the Weatherbie's Corner until the name was changed to Central Bedeque when it was incorporated.

Geography[edit]

Central Bedeque is located northwest of Borden-Carleton in the central part of the province on the south shore (fronting the Northumberland Strait), and is on the Dunk River. the community's precise location is 46º20'N, 63º42'W.

Central Bedeque traces its name to neighbouring Bedeque (which it also shares with neighbouring North Bedeque and Lower Bedeque). The name "Bedeque" may be a corruption of a term used by the Mi'kmaq Nation with several meanings such as "sunny camping place" or "the hot place".

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Coordinates: 46°20′23.17″N 63°42′9.65″W / 46.3397694°N 63.7026806°W / 46.3397694; -63.7026806