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[shahr-luh t-toun] /ˈʃɑr lətˌtaʊn/
a seaport on and the capital of Prince Edward Island, in SE Canada.

Prince Edward Island

an island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, forming a province of Canada: 2184 sq. mi. (5655 sq. km).
Capital: Charlottetown. Unabridged
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  • From Charlottetown the delegates proceeded to Halifax, where they were similarly entertained.

  • He was pretty certain she was in Charlottetown, but he could not exactly tell where.

    A Changed Heart May Agnes Fleming
  • We met her on her way back to Charlottetown and she told us she was.

    The Golden Road Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • The vessel then came to Charlottetown, where she remained during the winter.

  • Jem Blythe was away in Charlottetown, writing on his entrance examinations.

    Rainbow Valley Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • James Douglas Haszard was born in Charlottetown in the year 1797.

  • I will give you references—men of standing in Charlottetown and Queenslea.

    Kilmeny of the Orchard Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Meeting of delegates from the Maritime Provinces in Charlottetown in 1864.

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British Dictionary definitions for Charlottetown


a port in SE Canada, capital of the province of Prince Edward Island. Pop: 38 114 (2001)

Prince Edward Island

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) Abbrevs PE, PEI
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Charlottetown in Culture

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.

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