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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.
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.