Prince Edward Island Physical Map

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Physical Map: Defined
In addition to country borders, major cities and significant bodies of water, Physical Maps indicate the location of landforms like deserts, mountains and plains. This type of map also displays major cities and regions. Physical Maps are commonly used to see elevation and land contours as well as major rivers and lakes.

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Prince Edward Island

page last updated on August 8, 2011


   Miscellaneous    Prince Edward Island


Motto: Parva sub ingenti (The small protected by the great).
Flower: Pink Lady's Slipper
Tree: Northern Red Oak
Bird: Blue Jay

   Geography    Prince Edward Island


Land Area: 5,660 sq. km (2,185 sq. mile)
Rank Among Provinces and Territories in Total Area: 13th
Highest Point: Glen Valley in Queen's Country 142m/466ft
Freshwater Area as a Percentage of Total Area: 0


   People    Prince Edward Island


Population (2009 Estimate): 141,374
Rank Among Provinces and Territories in Population: 10th
Percentage of National Population: 0.42%
Population Density: 24.98 persons per sq. km

Ethnic Groups (percentages based on 2006 Census Population Statistics)

Total population: 133,385

Ethnic origin
Canadian: 60,000: 45.0%
Scottish: 50,700: 38.0%
English: 38,330: 28.7%
Irish: 37,170: 27.9%
French: 28,410: 21.3%
German: 5,400: 4.0%
Dutch (Netherlands): 4,130: 3.1%
Acadian: 3,020: 2.3%
North American Indian: 2,360: 1.8%
Welsh: 1,440: 1.1%
American (USA): 640: 0.5%
Polish: 615: 0.5%
Italian: 605: 0.5%
Lebanese: 600: 0.4%
Danish: 420: 0.3%
Norwegian: 325: 0.2%
Ukrainian: 320: 0.2%
Swedish: 315: 0.2%
Belgian: 240: 0.2%
Métis: 245: 0.2%
Chinese: 225: 0.2%
Hungarian (Magyar): 225: 0.2%
British, not included elsewhere: 210: 0.2%
Spanish: 175: 0.1%
Jewish: 165: 0.1%
Russian: 160: 0.1%
Swiss: 145: 0.1%
Finnish: 135: 0.1%
Inuit: 120: 0.1%

Urbanization: 45%

Largest Cities by Population (2006)
City 1 (2001): Charlottetown (32,245)
City 2 (2001): Summerside (14,654)
City 3 (2001): Cornwall (4,412)
City 4 (2001): Montague (1,945)
City 5 (2001): Kensington (1,385)

Language groups (2006) —
English: 87.9%
French: 0.1
English & French: 12.0%
Other: < 0.1%
Number of Births (2008): 1390
Birth Rate: 10.1
Life Expectancy in years - 2005 to 2007: Males: 78, Females: 83
Infant Mortality Rate - 2007: 5 deaths per 1,000 live births
Health-care Expenditure Per Capita - 2007: $3,006.41 Canadian Dollars
Health-care Expenditure Per Capita - 2009 Forecast: $3,790.77 Canadian Dollars
High School Certificate or Equivalent * - 2006: 23.7%

* 'High School Certificate or Equivalent' includes persons who have graduated from a secondary school or equivalent. Excludes persons with a postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. Examples of postsecondary institutions include community colleges, institutes of technology, CEGEPs, private trade schools, private business colleges, schools of nursing and universities.

Data from the Statistics Canada, the Canadian Institute for Health Information, and Wikipedia.

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