Queens County, Prince Edward Island

Queens County, Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island County
Reference Name = Queens County

Area = 2,020.17
Population = 72,744
Population Density = 36.0
Average Earnings = $43,089
Incorporated Towns = Charlottetown (city), Cornwall (town), Stratford (town)
Parishes = Greenville Parish, Hillsboro Parish, Charlotte Parish, Bedford Parish, St. John's Parish, St. Patrick's Parish
Townships = Queens Royalty, Lot 20, Lot 21, Lot 22, Lot 23, Lot 24, Lot 29, Lot 30, Lot 31, Lot 32, Lot 33, Lot 34, Lot 35, Lot 36, Lot 37, Lot 48, Lot 49, Lot 50, Lot 57, Lot 58, Lot 60, Lot 62, Lot 65, Lot 67
Census Year = 2006
Counties North = none
Counties East = Kings
Counties West = Prince
Counties South = none

Queens County is located in central Prince Edward Island, Canada. The county is geographically divided by the Hillsborough River's estuary, a tidal inlet which almost splits the county and Prince Edward Island.

The county's geography varies from picturesque shorelines of sandstone cliffs, sandy beaches and sheltered bays on the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Northumberland Strait, to extensive farming operations throughout interior regions. Topography ranges from relatively flat to rolling hills in the central hill lands known as the Bonshaw Hills.

The county was named by Capt. Samuel Holland in 1765 for the queen consort of King George III, Queen Charlotte (1744-1818). As such, Queens County's shire town is Charlottetown, which was also chosen as the colonial capital because of its central location.

Today, urban sprawl extending from Charlottetown in the centre of the county is the region's most dominant feature; many rural parts of the county within the Charlottetown census agglomeration, and outside, are facing increased pressures to subdivide and develop into suburbs and exurbs.




**Clyde River
**Grand Tracadie
**Hunter River
**Miltonvale Park
**Mount Stewart
**New Haven-Riverdale
**North Rustico
**North Shore
**North Wiltshire
**Pleasant Grove
**Resort Municipality of Stanley Bridge, Hope River, Bayview, Cavendish, and North Rustico
**Union Road
**Warren Grove
**West River
**Winsloe South

*Indian reserves
**Rocky Point


* [http://www12.statcan.ca/english/Profil01/CP01/Details/Page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CD&Code1=1102&Geo2=PR&Code2=11&Data=Count&SearchText=Queens&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=11&B1=All&Custom= Community Profile: Queens County, Prince Edward Island; Statistics Canada]

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