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near Murray Harbour, Illa del Príncep Eduard (Canada)

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Prince Edward Island or PEI (English: Prince Edward Island or PEI, Scottish Gaelic: Eilean a 'Phrionnsa, Mi'kmaq: Epekwitk (Francis-Smith)) is the smallest of Canada's provinces in terms of area and population. In 1864, Prince Edward Island hosted the Charlottetown Conference that led to Canadian Confederation in 1867. Nevertheless, it did not become a Canadian province until 1873. In the 2011 census, one it has a population of 140,204. At 24.7 people per square kilometer, it is the most densely populated province in Canada.

Climate
The climate of Prince Edward Island is humid continental that is, there is a big temperature difference between the cold months and the hot months. During the winter, the temperature can go down to -28 ° C.

Fauna and flora
The forest covers 50% of the area but the primary forest, consisting mainly of spruce, balsam fir and red maple, occupies only 290,000 hectares. Three centuries of colonization, along with forest diseases and fires, have almost wiped out the original forest of beech, yellow birch, maple, oak and American white pine1.
Prince Edward Island has a wide variety of wildlife including beaver, muskrat, mink, red fox, squirrel, snowshoe hare, striped skunks and coyotes. The territory is also rich in marine species.
Conservation of the environment has become an important issue. The removal of hedgerows, the use of chemical fertilizers, mechanization and agricultural overproduction in general are causing significant erosion of arable land leading to the silting up of ports and watercourses1. Some reforestation activities have been carried out1.
The North Atlantic right whale, one of the rarest whale species, was considered a rare visitor to the St. Lawrence until 1994. Since then, there has been a dramatic increase in numbers: off Perce in 1995, a progressive increase in all regions since 19984, around Cape Breton5 since 2014 and in Prince Edward Island, 35 to 40 whales were observed in 20156.


Natural Resources, Industry and Services
The island is poor in natural resources. No significant deposits of ore have yet been discovered but there are traces of coal, uranium and vanadium1. Natural gas is present in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, northeast of the Island, but is not large enough to be exploited1. Only sand and gravel are mined, but poor low quality production does not even meet provincial needs1. The forest is little exploited1.
Half of the island is very fertile land while arable land covers 90% of the area1. Until the 1950s, most farmers used horses, but the end of this practice freed up vast land previously used for fodder cultivation. From 1951 to 1996, the number of farms increased from 10,137 to 2,217 while the area under cultivation decreased by 39%. The average farm size has increased from 44 hectares to 119 hectares, while farmers' profit margins have dropped from 50% to 25% due to the increased cost of the equipment1. Governments are trying to curb the rural exodus while farms are becoming more expensive to start. Although agricultural production is declining, clearing continues. Agricultural production was valued at $ 317 million in 2000, of which $ 154 million was from potatoes1. The island has indeed a climate and a soil well adapted to this culture, and in particular for the production of seed potatoes. Three-quarters of the harvest is exported to 15 countries and the remainder is sold as is in North America or processed into frozen products such as french fries1. Tobacco, planted since 1959, is the second most important crop, despite the high cost and complexity of its production1. The province has 330 dairy farms and a herd of 16,000 cows producing 90 million liters of milk annually, 90% of which is processed into by-products, such as evaporated milk, generally for export1. 30,000 cattle are also sent to the slaughterhouse annually, although the price of meat fluctuates and production is down1. Pig farming is almost as important.
Fishing is the second primary industry on the Island. There were 6,500 fishermen and fish harvesters in 1994, working on 1,500 boats and creating 2,000 direct jobs in factories that processed fish valued at $ 139 million in 2000.1 The fishery is mostly coastal and the lobster is the most lucrative species1. Other molluscs are also caught, including scallops, oysters, clams and mussels. Oysters, whose production is concentrated in Malpeque Bay, are reputed1. Harvesting Irish moss, from which carrageenan is extracted, is an important industry west of the island1.
The manufacturing industry is mainly focused on the processing of fishery and agricultural products. This sector of the economy provided 4,800 jobs in 1997 while the value of production was valued at $ 1.1 billion in 20001. Major manufacturers include Cavendish Farms, DME International and McCain Foods. The government is trying to attract other types of industries, without any real success1. Some companies are still worthy of note include JD Irving, who operates a shipyard in Georgetown.
More and more people are working in services; governments employed 6,000 people in 19991.

Energy
Islanders are the most expensive to pay for electricity in Canada1. Summerside has a municipal distribution network while Maritime Energy distributes electricity to the rest of the island. Most of the electricity is imported from NB Power (New Brunswick) or Emera Energy Systems (Nova Scotia) via submarine cable. However, Maritime Energy has two thermal generating stations, one in Charlottetown and one in Borden-Carleton, operating at peak hours or in the event of a power outage and having an installed capacity of 104 megawatts (MW). Up to 54 MW can also be purchased from wind farms at Cape North or Eastern Kings Wind Farm.
Fuel oil is also very expensive, which encourages more and more people to heat their homes with wood. Although forests are not as exploited as in the nineteenth century, this industry creates more than 400 jobs.

Transport
Charlottetown Airport.
Main article: Transportation to Prince Edward Island.
The Confederation Bridge connects the island to the mainland. 12.9 km long, it is the longest bridge in the world to cross a stretch of frozen water in winter1. One ferry connects the island to Nova Scotia and another to the Îles de la Madeleine (Quebec).
An intercity bus service connects major cities, while Charlottetown has a public transit system, the Charlottetown Public Transit, consisting of 7 bus lines.
Charlottetown Airport offers scheduled flights to Halifax, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Detroit and Boston. A second, smaller airport is in Summerside.
The railway was dismantled in 1989, after 114 years of existence. It has been converted into a bicycle path, the Confederation Trail, which consists of a portion of the Trans Canada Trail.

(See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince-Edouard Island)


Murray Harbor is a village in Prince Edward Island, Canada. The municipality was incorporated in 19531.

Population change the code]
• 320 (2011 census) 2
• 358 (2006 census) 3
• 357 (2001 census) 3

(See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murray_Harbour)


Georgetown is a village in Prince Edward Island, Canada, named after King George III.
Georgetown is the county seat of Kings County.
Its constitution dates from 1912 and its population is 6341 inhabitants in 2006. Its population in 2011 is 6752 inhabitants.

Geography
Georgetown, the capital of Kings County, is located on a long 8-kilometer peninsula formed by the Cardigan and Brudenell Rivers, along Georgetown Harbor. This peninsula is part of Kings Royalty Township and extends into Cardigan Bay, a sub-basin of the Northumberland Strait to the east.
Georgetown Harbor is a deep natural harbor and is south of the village at the junction of the Brudenell River and the Montague River.

History
This area of ​​eastern PEI has its human origins with the Micmacs who lived there. These people were referred to as the "Epegoitnag" and for them, this region was a wild region of the Acadia Forest containing game, as well as fruits, berries and nuts to pick, also many marine resources in the area. surrounding rivers and the Northumberland Strait. The land in this area was called "Samkook" which is translated to 'the land of the sandy shore'.


Georgetown, being the principal place of Kings County, has the only county court in the county. It was erected in 1887
Georgetown is the opposite of Brudenell Point, which divides the Brudenell River north of the Montague River to the south. Brudenell Point was the site of the first Acadian colony that the French called Île-Saint-Jean. Here, the entrepreneur Jean Pierre Roma landed in 1732 with about 100 settlers to start a commercial colony to grow food and fish to supply the French militia to the garrison of the fortress of Louisbourg on Ile-Royale (now the Cape Breton Island). French settlers called the Trois-Rivieres region.
After the transfer of control of Acadia to Britain at the end of the Seven Years' War in 1763, the British government surveyed St John's Island by Captain Samuel Holland who chose the entire Cardigan Point for the capital of Kings County and designated it as the Township of Kings Royalty.
The county capital was named Georgetown in honor of King George III. The colony was oriented towards magnetic north and a street network was designated.
The current set of beautiful and venerable heritage homes in Georgetown date back to the end of the Victorian era when Georgetown was very important in the shipbuilding of wooden vessels. As one of the most important ports in the colony of Prince Edward Island, the harbor was chosen in 1870 to be the terminus for the Prince Edward Island Railway and became a terminus for Prince Edward Island. steamboats with connections to the Intercolonial Railway to the landmass at Pictou. Georgetown Harbor was often the only port in the island that could be used during the winter months due to strong winds and tidal direction (this being before the Canso Causeway that changed the movement of ice in the Northumberland Strait).
The main line from the Prince Edward Island Railway to Georgetown was extended to Montague Junction (or a switch was constructed to serve Montague) to Mount Stewart and Royalty Junction (Charlottetown connection) , Summerside and Alberton.
In the twentieth century, Georgetown's industrial base diversified to include the island's only shipyard, East Isle Shipyard, now owned by JD Irving Limited, as well as the island's largest sawmill (also owned by by JDI). A major seasonal employer is a Seafood Plant, operated by Seafood 2000 and built by National Sea Products Limited.

Local attractions
• Georgetown is near Brudenell River Provincial Park with camping and tourist accommodations. Two of the best golf courses in the province are located at the Brudenell River vacation spot.
• A lighted wooden walkway near the water, with benches, observatories, a gazebo and access to the beach.
• The Confederation Trail goes to Georgetown with beautiful water views, perfect for walking or cycling.
10 historic buildings are in Georgetown and there is a tourist walk demonstrating them and other important buildings.

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Km 0 Murray Harbour

Km 0 Murray Harbour
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Km 2 JCT Fox River

Km 2 JCT Fox River
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Km 3.6 JCT Route 348

Km 3.6 JCT Route 348
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Km 6.2 Route 348

Km 6.2 Route 348
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Km 7.8 JCT Route 4

Km 7.8 JCT Route 4
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Kim 8.2 Murray River

Kim 8.2 Murray River
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Km 8.8 Route 4 North
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Km 13.8 Services
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Km 25.5 Montague

Km 25.5 Montague
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Km 26.2 Montague Centre Ville

Km 26.2 Montague Centre Ville
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Km 26.9 Marina

Km 26.9 Marina
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Km 27 Piste cyclable

Km 27 Piste cyclable
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27.5 Piste en forêt

27.5 Piste en forêt
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Km 29.3 JCT Piste vs Route 139

Km 29.3 JCT Piste vs Route 139
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Km 32.4 Three Rivers

Km 32.4 Three Rivers
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Km 34.2 Piste ensoleillée

Km 34.2 Piste ensoleillée
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Km 35.2 JCT Route 3
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Km 36.6 JCT Cardigan vs Georgetown

Km 36.6 JCT Cardigan vs Georgetown
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Km 43.6 Piste Georgetown

Km 43.6 Piste Georgetown
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Km 43.7 Piste en bois

Km 43.7 Piste en bois
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Km 44.2 Fin Georgetown

Km 44.2 Fin Georgetown

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