Lower Montague, Prince Edward Island

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Lower Montague is a municipality that holds community status in Prince Edward Island, Canada.[1] It is located to the east of Montague.

The Community of Lower Montague was incorporated in 1974. The first inhabitants of the Island and the area now called Lower Montague were the First Nations Mi’kmag people who came to the Island seasonally and established summer camps. They called the island Abegweit or "resting on the wave". They mostly harvested the richness of forest, field and sea. An Indian burial site reportedly exists along the waters edge and the intersection with the Thornton Road.

Lower Montague forms the major part of Lot 59 which has a population of 1285 (2006 Census).

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  1. ^ "Municipal Councils and Contact Information" (PDF). Government of Prince Edward Island. January 27, 2017. Retrieved February 4, 2017. 

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Coordinates: 46°10′11″N 62°33′39″W / 46.16972°N 62.56083°W / 46.16972; -62.56083