Prince Edward Island

Collins
World English Dictionary
Prince Edward Island
 
n
PE, Abbrevs: PEI an island in the Gulf of St Lawrence that constitutes the smallest Canadian province. Capital: Charlottetown. Pop: 137 864 (2004 est). Area: 5656 sq km (2184 sq miles)

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Cultural Dictionary

Prince Edward Island definition


Province in eastern Canada in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean, separated by the Northumberland Strait from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, with which it makes up the Maritime Provinces; Canada's smallest province. Charlottetown is its capital and largest city.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopedia

prince edward island

one of the Maritime Provinces of Canada. Curving from North Cape to East Point, the island is about 140 miles (225 kilometres) long, ranging from 2 to 40 miles (3 to 65 kilometres) in width. It lies between 46 and 47 N latitude, and 62 and 64 W longitude. On the south the Northumberland Strait separates the island by about nine miles from the mainland provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. There are three counties: Prince, Queens, and Kings. The land area is 2,185 square miles (5,660 square kilometres), making it the smallest of the Canadian provinces.

Learn more about Prince Edward Island with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature