List of towns in Prince Edward Island

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A town is an incorporated municipality in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island.

Prince Edward Island has ten towns,[1] which had a cumulative population of 21,491 and an average population of 2,385 in the 2011 Census.[2] The province's largest and smallest towns are Stratford and North Rustico with populations of 8,574 and 583 respectively.[2] The province's newest towns are Borden-Carleton and North Rustico, which both changed from community status to town status on July 31, 2012 and November 16, 2013 respectively.[3][4]

List[edit]

Aerial view of Montague
Name County Population
(2011)[2]
Population
(2006)[2]
Change
(%)[2]
Area
(km²)[2]
Population
density[2]
Alberton Prince 1,135 1,081 5 4.5 252.1
Borden-Carleton Prince 750 786 −4.6 13.16 57.0
Cornwall[PE 1] Queens 5,162 4,677 10.4 28.2 183.1
Georgetown[PE 2] Kings 675 634 6.5 1.65 409.6
Kensington Prince 1,496 1,485 0.7 3.02 495.4
Montague Kings 1,895 1,802 5.2 3.04 622.7
North Rustico[PE 3] Queens 583 599 −2.7 2.45 238.1
O'Leary Prince 812 861 −5.7 1.60 507.0
Souris Kings 1,173 1,232 −4.8 3.42 342.8
Stratford[PE 4] Queens 8,574 7,083 21.1 22.48 381.4
Total towns 22,255 20,240 10.0 83.52 266.5

Proposed towns[edit]

Prince Edward Island's Department of Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs is currently considering an application to incorporate a town named Central West Prince.[5] The proposed town is located north of O'Leary and west of Alberton[6] on either side of Highway 2[7] within Prince County, approximately 50 km (31 mi) northwest of the City of Summerside. The proposed town covers a land area of 2,187 ha (5,400 acres)[7] and had an approximate population of 2,527 in 2011.[6]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cornwall is Prince Edward Island's largest town by area.
  2. ^ Georgetown is Prince Edward Island's smallest town by area.
  3. ^ North Rustico is Prince Edward Island's smallest town by population.
  4. ^ Stratford is Prince Edward Island's largest town by population.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Affairs and Provincial Planning". Department of Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Prince Edward Island)". Statistics Canada. January 1, 2013. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ "EC2012-443" (PDF). Prince Edward Island Executive Council. July 31, 2012. p. 9. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ "EC2013-782" (PDF). Prince Edward Island Executive Council. November 5, 2013. p. 3. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Municipal Affairs and Provincial Planning: Incorporations". Department of Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs date=June 3, 2013. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Proposed West Prince Municipality". Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Application". November 8, 2012. Retrieved July 21, 2013.