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city (1991 pop. 15,396), capital and chief port of Prince Edward Island, E Canada, on the southern coast. Food processing, tourism, fishing, and farming are the main industries. The French established (c.1720) a fort and settlement across the harbor, known as Port la Joie. Charlottetown was laid out by the British in 1768 and named for Queen Charlotte, consort of George III. Its growth was slow until the middle of the 19th cent., when it became noted for the sailing vessels it built for fishing and lumber transport. In the city is the Univ. of Prince Edward Island. The Charlottetown Conference of the Maritime Provs. (1864) was the first step toward Canadian confederation.


a port in SE Canada, capital of the province of Prince Edward Island. Pop.: 38 114 (2001)
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Associate Professor, Department of Family and Nutritional Sciences, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI
Gordon Matheson, PO Box 275, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 7K4; stapmath@eastlink.
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She received her early education in the one room school in Fanning Brook and went on to further her education at Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown, PEI, graduating with Honours Standing in June 1958.
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Jean-Pierre Blackburn, minister of Veterans Affairs, has announced the appointment of Jean-Paul Arsenault of Charlottetown, PEI, as a three-year member of the VRAB.
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CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI -- Compared to children in other provinces, kids in Canada's smallest province, Prince Edward Island, are doing well based on national indicators of child health and well-being.

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