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The capital of Prince Edward Island is Charlottetown.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Prince Edward Island: PE
Typical abbreviation for Prince Edward Island: P.E.I.
Keeping in mind that Canada is officially bilingual, the French name for Prince Edward Island is 'Île-du-Prince-Édouard'' (which is abbreviated: Î.-P.-É.).
When the people of Prince Edward Island refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: The province of Prince Edward Island is in the Atlantic Time (AST/ADT) zone and observes daylight saving time.
Canada has two official languages: English and French. English is the most common language spoken on Prince Edward Island, where approximately 88% of the residents speak only English (ie- Anglophones).
Nicknames for Prince Edward Island: "Spud Island"; "The Garden Province"; "Abegweit"; "Minegoo"; "The Island"
Provincial Motto: "Parva Sub Ingenti" (The small under the protection of the great)
Provincial Bird: Blue Jay (cyanocitta cristata)
Provincial Tree: Northern Red Oak (quercus rubra)
Provincial Flower: Pink Lady's Slipper (cypripedium acaule)
Confederation: Prince Edward Island joined the Confederation on Jul 1, 1873.
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|This page was last modified: 13 Sep 2015|
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